Ashoka’s Youth Venture is an international community of young changemakers, with over 6,000 Venture teams in 23 countries across the globe. The aim of the program is to help create an Everyone A Changemaker World™, a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Youth Venture was developed from understanding a key insight of Ashoka Fellows in the field of youth development: one of the most effective ways to engage the youth in the process of changemaking is to help them realize and understand their own ability to make positive social change.
As part of its global strategy, Youth Venture inspires and supports young people to launch and lead their own “Ventures” – community-benefiting initiatives, clubs, organizations, and businesses. Our Youth Venturers access workshops, adult allies (non-controlling advisors), a global network of like-minded young changemakers, and fundraising tools to establish their own Ventures that solve social problems. Ashoka India invites applications for its Youth Venture programme for young social innovators to be selected as Youth Venturers.
- Young people between 12 and 20 years old
- are leading social change and creating an impact on their communities
- have credible business plans that will be sustainable
- exhibit changemaking skills: empathy, creativity, leadership, teamwork
- have an adult “ally/advisor” willing to support, but not control the venture
- work with a strong team
Please click HERE to apply now.
1st November 2017
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