Ashoka’s Youth Venture is Banking on YOUth!


Are you age 13-20 and want to start a venture that directly benefits society?


Youth Venture, an international community of young Changemakers and supporters and local member of the Minnesota YSE Collaborative, has partnered with the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) Foundation and banks all over the country to create the Banking on Youth Competition!


Submit your venture idea to make a positive difference with a fun and original 90-second video and entry form to compete to win one of 33 different $1,000 seed money prizes provided by sponsoring banks to make your idea a reality.


And out of the 33 winners, the top six entrants selected by the CBA Foundation and Youth Venture, will win a trip to the annual Global Youth Venture Summit in Washington, D.C. in July, 2012. At the event they’ll battle in a “pitch-off” to win the Audience Choice Award of $5,000 or the grand prize of $15,000!


Video applications due by June 10, 2012.


Learn more and apply at:


You can also catch Youth Venture endorsing the Banking on Youth competition at the 2012 Youth Social Entrepreneur Summit on April 27th, bringing together more than 200 students, youth, program staff, government leaders, and youth entrepreneurs to demonstrate the power of entrepreneurship to address social issues!