Be a Youth Venturer

Posted by on June 3, 2005

[posted from CBO Service-Learning listserv]

Win up to $1,000 in start-up funds for sustainable NYSD projectsby becoming a YSA Youth Venturer!

Want to help your community or change the world? Need some funds and support to help get things going? Youth Service America (YSA) and Youth Venture can help! YSA and Youth Venture are teaming up again to make everyday National Youth Service Day (NYSD).

In conjunction with NYSD we?re offering funding to enable young people to engage in community service and make a difference in their world. Turn your NYSD 2005 project into a sustainable community service venture or create new sustainable projects for NYSD 2006, April 21st-23rd. Twenty awards of up to $1,000 in start-up funds are available to young people (ages 12-20) who want to create sustainable new, civic-minded organizations, clubs or businesses (?Ventures?). These Ventures must be created by youth, youth-led and designed to be a lasting asset to the community. YSA Youth Venturers are required to host a NYSD event.

Applications are available at <a href=""></a>. Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on June 13, 2005. Email or call 202.296.2992 ext 17 with questions.

What’s your passion? You DREAM IT and we’ll help you DO IT.

Youth Venture is a movement of young people who are changing their communities through youth social entrepreneurship. Youth Venture provides access to scholarships, awards, special conference invitations, media opportunities, workshop training, and a national network of active young people. In addition YSA Youth Venturers have access to all NYSD planning materials and tip sheets through YSA to plan your National Youth Service Day event.

YSA Youth Venture teams have done everything from using a theatre to provide a positive activity for urban youth to running park clean-ups. Our Venturers have been featured in Forbes, Teen People and Urban Teen Scene.

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