Youth Venture, Inc.
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1700 N Moore St Suite 2000 Arlington VA 22209 USA
Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people who design and launch their own lasting social ventures. Youth Venture provides youth with the tools and space to take the initiative in creating positive change within their communities. In enabling this transformative experience for thousands of young people, Youth Venture is building a critical mass of young changemakers who are changing the world by redefining the youth years as a time of initiative and community leadership. As more and more Venturers start social ventures in their communities, it will become the norm for young people to create positive social change. Once youth leadership becomes the norm, then society ? young people and adults alike ? will come to expect young people to be competent leaders of social change. In the future, the proportion of the population who are changemakers will jump dramatically, ultimately leading to our vision of ?everyone a changemaker.?
Youth Venture delivers our programming through our own staff and in collaboration with youth-serving organizations. To build the youth entrepreneurship movement, Youth Venture provides planning tools and up to $1,000 seed funding to help young people start new community serving organizations. We also provide further training and technical assistance to Partners, Allies (adult mentors), and youth Venturers through our Action Kit, Technical Ally and e-Advisor programs. Through post-launch fellowship activities and our website, we connect our Venturers with their like-minded peers around the world, catalyzing the movement of youth-led social change. We are now working to take our program to scale in order to bring this unique opportunity to all youth across the globe.One strategy to fulfill this goal is the creation of the online "Virtual Venture" program that enables any young person to become a Venturer through the World Wide Web (www.youthventure.org). More than 300 Venture Teams have submitted action plans and launched in this way.
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