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YV NE February 2010 Newsletter

  1. 1.…%20for%20Changemakers-10.EML/?cmd=body&Security=1&unfiltered=1 4/13/10 4:06 PM Youth Venture New England Newsletter February 2010 Donate Now Golden Opportunities YSA Everyday Young Heroes: Youth Service America features an Everyday Young Hero each week in the National Service Briefing. YSA accepts applicants on a rolling basis. Pepsi Refresh Project: Starting in February, Pepsi will give away millions in grants each month to fund great ideas. Download the submission tool kit today! Pepsi accepts new ideas on an ongoing basis. Bank of America Student Leaders: Bank of America wants to In This Issue help high school juniors and seniors improve their community. Students participate in an 8-week paid YV Heads to Baltimore internship and attend a week-long Summit in Washington, Around New England... DC. Deadline is February 17, 2010. Contact Us Get Ur Good On Grants: Youth Service America is offering 100 grants of up to $500 in support of youth-led service Quick Links initiatives on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25, 2010. Deadline is February 22, 2010. GenV.net Ashoka The 84 2010 Film Short Contest: The 84's 4th annual Film UW Greater Nashua Shorts Contest asks you to create film shorts to stand up to UW North Central MA Big Tobacco. Winners receive cash prizes. Deadline is UW Tri-County February 26, 2010. UW MA Bay and Merrimack Valley 2010 Caring Awards: The Caring Institute is accepting MySpace/YV Page 1 of 6
  2. 2.…%20for%20Changemakers-10.EML/?cmd=body&Security=1&unfiltered=1 4/13/10 4:06 PM MySpace/YV nominations for role models who exemplify caring. All 4-H NH winners are honored at a ceremony and young adult winners receive funds for college. Deadline is March 1, 2010. Young Naturalist Awards: The American Museum of Natural History recognizes student achievement for investigating questions in biology, Earth science, ecology and astronomy. The Young Naturalist Award is an inquiry-based competition for student grade 7-12. Deadline is March 1, 2010. Dell Social Innovation Competition: Share your solutions to social problems. Finalists receive a trip to the final event at the University of Texas in Austin, where the overall winner receives $50,000. Deadline is March 1, 2010. Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge: Open to middle school students who desire to improve their communities' environment. Deadline is March 10, 2010. ING Unsung Heroes Competition: Are you an educator whose school is short on funding but long on potential? Receive $2,000 to fund your class project. Top winners receive additional funding. Deadline is April 30, 2010. For more opportunities visit the Youth Venture blog. SESL College and High School Challenge 2010 Do you have a big idea to change your New Hampshire community? Join venturers from the Merrimack Biodiesel Crew and register for the 2010 Social Entrepreneurial Student Leadership (SESL) Challenge. Deadline for high school teams is February 2 and college teams is February 4. Click here for more info. Around New England... Maine Venturers Chloe and Alex from Climate Action Club are launching a new project in 2010. Based in Newcastle, ME First Here, Then Everywhere (FHTE) is an online platform for young environmentalists to connect, share and collaborate. The project already has participants from 8 different countries. FHTE is an extension of Climate Action Club, launched in 2008. The new site is set to launch later this year, check out their current site. Page 2 of 6
  3. 3.…%20for%20Changemakers-10.EML/?cmd=body&Security=1&unfiltered=1 4/13/10 4:06 PM Pictured: Alex and Chloe New Hampshire Frustrated with the lack of free range poultry in Weare, NH, Sarah and Jane launched the new Venture Two Spring Chicks. In collaboration with 4-H New Hampshire, the Venture plans to educate the community on the importance of agriculture and provide healthier organic food options to their community. Melina and her Venture, Spread the Dough, were recently featured in the Foster's Daily Democrat. The team launched in 2005 and recently became a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Click here to read the full article. Pictured: Melina from Spread the Dough United Way Partnership spreads to Maryland The United Way of Central Maryland has been awarded a $30,000 grant from SimpexGrinnell and Tyco to implement Youth Venture Programs in Harford and Howard Counties next year. Based in Baltimore, it is now the fifth United Way-Youth Venture partnership nationwide. Click here for more info. Youth Venture lends helping hand on MLK Day On January 18, Youth Venture staff participated in two community projects in honor of Dr. King's legacy of service. In Providence, RI, Youth Venture joined over 400 City Year RI volunteers to paint murals and clean up the campus of Roger Williams Middle School. In New Hampshire, Youth Venture participated in a statewide MLK Day Food Drive. In collaboration with Volunteer NH, United Ways of NH and several local Pictured: YV Staff Serve in Providence, RI organization, the drive collected over 3,000 pounds of non-perishable items! Page 3 of 6
  4. 4.…%20for%20Changemakers-10.EML/?cmd=body&Security=1&unfiltered=1 4/13/10 4:06 PM "I'm an idealist without illusion." - John F. Kennedy Ventures - Share Your News! New England Venturers: we know you're busy making your Venture a success. Let us help. Email us updates on your team's events, fundraisers and awards. It's easy: send news and pics to Matt Crandall mcrandall@youthventure.org or Ethan Burton eburton@youthventure.org. Find Us Online Check out Ashoka's Youth Venture on Facebook and YouTube. And as always, visit us on GenV.net Youth Venture New England Staff For questions or comments, please contact: 866.923.9863 Charlie Clement, Regional Director, cclement@youthventure.org Rob Alexander, Youth Venture Program Manager, ralexander@youthventure.org Page 4 of 6
  5. 5.…%20for%20Changemakers-10.EML/?cmd=body&Security=1&unfiltered=1 4/13/10 4:06 PM Jessica O'Neal, Media & Marketing Associate, joneal@youthventure.org John Dillman, Fellowship Associate, jdillman@youthventure.org Jessica Shoemaker, Outreach Associate, jshoemaker@youthventure.org Bret Carr, Outreach/Virtual Associate, bcarr@youthventure.org Ethan Burton, Fellowship Associate, eburton@youthventure.org Matt Crandall, Media & Marketing Associate, mcrandall@youthventure.org Nicole Van Slyke, Outreach Associate, nvanslyke@youthventre.org Price Gutshall, Development Associate, wgutshall@youthventure.org Loren Mejia, Development Associate, lmejia@youthventure.org Sarah Lester, United Way Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Partnership Specialist, slester@youthventure.org Robyn McLaughlin, United Way Tri-County Partnership Specialist, rmclaughlin@youthventure.org Kumar Raj, United Way North Central Mass Program Coordinator, kraj@youthventure.org Becca Korduner, United Way North Central Mass Partnership Specialist, rkorduner@youthventure.org Alyssa Johnson, United Way Greater Nashua Partner Specialist, ajohnson@youthventure.org YVNE Staff at YV Summit 2009 Not pictured: Becca Korduner Did you know many Youth Venture staff are actually AmeriCorps*VISTAs? Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to volunteer on a specific project at a nonprofit or public agency. For more information visit the www.americorps.gov. Page 5 of 6
  6. 6.…%20for%20Changemakers-10.EML/?cmd=body&Security=1&unfiltered=1 4/13/10 4:06 PM Forward email Email Marketing by This email was sent to eburton@youthventure.org by joneal@youthventure.org. Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. Youth Venture, Inc. | The Concord Center | 10 Ferry Street, Suite 320 | Concord | NH | 03301 Page 6 of 6