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1 Ashoka’s Youth Venture: Grant$, Fellowship, Change of Mind, & More Presentation for YOH! 2008 World Bank Headquarters Xing Hu, June 2008

2 Are U ready? Let’s go! tGg

3 What is Youth Venture EUI0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bMPRlu EUI0

4 Pioneered the field of “youth social entrepreneurship” Building a global culture of young people creating positive, lasting change Invested in over 1,000 youth teams to launch their own social ventures, involving over 25,000 young people Connecting them into a global network of Youth Venturers Operating in 10 countries and growing Youth Venture “Youth Venture has encouraged diverse initiatives, ranging from sixth-grade kids who teach math to third-graders to high schoolers who have set up an internationally recognized organization to combat childhood diabetes.”

5 Youth Venture vision and mission A world of everyone a changemaker through a global culture of young people initiating positive, lasting change Our global vision: Building a global movement of young people being powerful now, changemakers now. This is the foundation of an everyone a changemaker world – the key factor for success in every society, organization and person. Our global mission:

6 Who are eligible for YV Grants Youth between age 12 to 20 Start a new initiative The initiative must be Youth-led Creates benefit to the community Has a credible plan that will be sustainable Has an adult “ally” willing to support, but not control, the venture Involves a strong team Venturers who care and have the energy to be successful

7 How to apply: Do your Action Plan Submit to YV Get information at

8 What follows your application Coaching from YV Go to Selection Panel Receive your seed grants Receive Action Tool Kit

9 The benefits of being a Youth Venturer Seed funding: Up to $1,000 Useful tools and hands-on support to start a venture Technical allies Media The global Youth Venture network and online community Local Youth Venture fellowship activities Ongoing support and resources Being part of the global movement of young Venturers! Seed funding: Up to $1,000 Useful tools and hands-on support to start a venture Technical allies Media The global Youth Venture network and online community Local Youth Venture fellowship activities Ongoing support and resources Being part of the global movement of young Venturers!

10 Resources on GenV.net: Other Grants

11 Resources on GenV.net: Skills

12 Benefit Example: “That was Easy” Competition on ABC News

13 Of Youth Venturers: 88% strongly believe in donating personal time to work on community issues 87% believe that they have the power to shape their own lives 78% feel more confident in their general abilities 65% believe adults see them as valuable to the community 63% have a greater interest in entrepreneurship Impact

14 Youth Venture programs around the world USA Belgium Canada Chile India Ireland South Africa Thailand Rest of Latin America Rest of Western Europe Central Europe Spread in Asia? Spread in Africa? Rollout of Youth Venture program globally Mexico Brazil Argentina Germany Spain France Brazil (pilots) Thailand (pilot) South Africa (pilot) India (pilots)

15 Join Youth Venture! cU&eurl=http://www.genv.net/en- us/node/5888


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