Just The Facts

Initiative of Ashoka, a global association of social entrepreneurs

International community of young people working to address social problems and
improve their communities

YV supports teams who launch and run their own “ventures” –
community-benefitting clubs, campaigns, organizations and businesses

Get Involved 
Youth between ages 12-20 are eligible to start a venture and attend the annual
summit which offers young “changemakers” the opportunity to network,
collaborate, and engage in participate in skill-building workshops

Individuals under age 12 can launch a venture with an older teammate

Older than age 20 can check out the job, internship and volunteer opportunities
with Ashoka

than 5,000 teams worldwide

Previous ventures have included AIDS education campaigns, composting
cafeterias, T-shirt companies, skate parks, disaster relief groups, book clubs,
tutoring programs, anti-littering campaigns and art programs for children with
special needs


YV programs are currently active in Virginia, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C.,
Minnesota, New York, Washington and Arizona


Learn more about Youth Venture at their website - http://www.youthventure.org/