Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition

Posted by on April 13, 2009

Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Staples Launch Annual Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition
Deadline: April 17, 2009

Ashoka, a world community of social entrepreneurs, and the Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples, Inc., have announced the launch of the third annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition.

The global competition is part of Ashoka’s Youth Venture, an initiative that identifies and fosters young entrepreneurs all over the world who are identifying problems and creating “ventures” to address social issues. The competition asks Youth Venture teams, which are comprised of students between the ages of 12 and 24, to explain what course of action they have taken to address a social issue affecting their community.

From the submitted nominations, a panel of judges will select five finalist teams for their outstanding impact, innovation, and potential. Selected members of each team will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Boston in late June and will be recognized at Youth Venture’s National Summit. The overall winning team will receive a prize worth $5,000, and the four remaining winning teams will receive prizes of $500 each.

For additional information, visit the Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition Web site.

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