Youth Service America/Youth Venture Program

Posted by on April 30, 2007

Are you a young person? Do you have an idea that will make EVERY DAY National & Global Youth Service Day? Do you need the funding and resources to get things going?

The YSA Youth Venture Program can help!

The Youth Service America/Youth Venture Program is a unique partnership between Youth Service America and Youth Venture that helps youth engage in community service and develop as young social entrepreneurs. YSA Youth Venture helps make every day National & Global Youth Service Day (N&GYSD) by providing funding and support to young people (ages 12-20) who want to create new, sustainable, civic-minded organizations, clubs or businesses called Ventures.

Examples include:

* A youth center designed to keep youth out of trouble with music and art programs
* An anti-peer pressure education campaign
* A bike repair shop with a vocational training program
* An assembly program touring inner city schools combining music with an anti-drug/violence performances

Ventures must be youth-led and designed to be a lasting asset to the community. YSA Youth Venture Teams are required to plan a N&GYSD project every year that their Venture is operational. The YSA Youth Venture Program provides a variety of resources including: a national network of like-minded young people, media opportunities, technical support, helpful toolkits and workshops as well as seed money funding of up to $1,000 for start-up expenses.

For application tools and more information about the YSA Youth Venture Partnership Program, please visit <a href=""></a>.

Application Submission Deadline: May 14th, 2007 5:00pmEST. U.S. Applicants ONLY.

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