UCONN SUSI 2013

Youth Venture® is an international community of young people who are powerful now, changemakers now. Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to create and launch their own sustainable, community-benefitting ventures. Youth Venture then connects them into a global movement of young changemakers who are together redefining the youth years as a time of leadership and positive social change. This is the foundation of an Everyone a Changemaker world—the key factor for success in every part of society.

Our approach is to assist teens in identifying the issues that they want to address and then integrating their passions with an idea for change. When ready, each Venture team can access up to $750 in seed funding and join the global Youth Venture network. Through this process, the teens embark on a changemaker journey, in which they define for themselves their role in society as leaders of positive change.

With Youth Venture’s inspiration and investment, nearly 3,500 teams (with over 70,000 young members) have launched their own community-serving ventures. These ventures serve over 1 million people, chiefly young people. The Venturers and their teams come away knowing that they are changemakers and with skills critical for lives defined by change. Their examples are, moreover, highly contagious—many, many other young people follow and set up their own ventures. Schools, universities, and corporations are also increasingly recognizing how critical such growth-led change is in building the workforce of changemakers society needs with increasing urgency. Therefore they are offering scholarships for Youth Venture teams, creating ‘changemaker campuses,’ hiring changemaker talent, and incorporating Youth Venture into the school day. 

Timeline

Winner is Announced

January 16, 2014
  • Launch
    August 6, 2013
  • Entry Deadline
    November 8, 2013
  • Winner is Announced
    January 16, 2014

Competition entries

Title Contributor Location
Health for ''Talibés'' Children Waly Edouard NDIAYE Dakar, Senegal
Youth Empowerment Center Sophie Eusebe Camara Dakar, Senegal
healthyrice processors latif kulendi nuhu wa, Ghana
Lands of Hope Sira Camara Fouta, Senegal
Lands of Hope Sira Camara Dakar, Senegal
PROJECT CLOTHUS DAVID IMOISILI
emerald moringa soap george teke molyko buea, Cameroon
Adiir, Beautiful Foods on your plate. Emna Jebri Tunis, Tunisia
Adiir, Beautiful Foods on your plate. Emna Jebri
WOSHLIN(Women shepherd for life innitiative) yasmine ahmadou Cameroon
WOSHLIN(Women shepherd for life innitiative) yasmine ahmadou
GREEN HOSTELS ENTREPRENEURSHIP VENTURE ANSLEM AWAH BUEA, Cameroon
GREEN HOSTELS ENTREPRENEURSHIP VENTURE ANSLEM AWAH
small business mentor cameroon caroline nik sh... Buea, Cameroon
small business mentor cameroon caroline nik sh...
Skills Acquisition Academy Temitope Soneye Abeokuta, Nigeria
Skills Acquisition Academy Temitope Soneye
With my heritage, I seize my freedom Nada Hamouda Gabes , Tunisia
With my heritage, I seize my freedom Nada Hamouda
Hopeland Trailblazers Ramatoulaye BA Dakar, Senegal
Hopeland Trailblazers Ramatoulaye BA
C.S.R Plastic Habib DIATTA Thiaroye, Senegal
C.S.R Plastic Habib DIATTA
Recycling project Oumar Ly Dakar, Senegal
Recycling project Oumar Ly
M.A.L.I (My Africa Learns to Inspire) Amira Ali Bouaouina Ouargla, Algeria
M.A.L.I (My Africa Learns to Inspire) Amira Ali Bouaouina
Jobs anywhere any time Hamid Abdullah Haddah, Yemen
Jobs anywhere any time Hamid Abdullah
SQUASH FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROJECT Andrews Elkington WA (Wechaiu), Ghana
SQUASH FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROJECT Andrews Elkington
"The Multiplier Effect" Asma Zina Belheddad Algiers (and Boumerdes later), Algeria
"The Multiplier Effect" Asma Zina Belheddad
Community Recreational Center Eunice Sarpong Wa, Ghana
Community Recreational Center Eunice Sarpong
IPINLE WA(OUR ROOTS) janet adekunle Nigeria
IPINLE WA(OUR ROOTS) janet adekunle
Guide Africa Michael Oluwada... Nigeria
Guide Africa Michael Oluwada...
We Care Doaa Mohammed Aden , Yemen
We Care Doaa Mohammed
setting up trash cans Randy Ojongtambia Cameroon
setting up trash cans Randy Ojongtambia
Leta'ayasho Intercultural and Educational Center Ahmed Elhossiny Egypt
Leta'ayasho Intercultural and Educational Center Ahmed Elhossiny

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