Youth Venture

Youth Venture's mission is building a global movement of young people being powerful now, changemakers now, by investing in young people to have the transformative experience of launching and leading their own lasting social ventures, connecting our Venturers into a global network of likeminded young changemakers and spreading our message that investing in young people to become changemakers is the key factor for success in every part of society.

Youth Venture
1700 N Moore Street Suite 2000
Arlington, Virginia 22209
United States
703-600-8201
http://www.youthventure.org

Executive Director

Gretchen Zucker

Management Team

Bill Drayton, Founder and CEO, Gretchen Zucker, Executive Director, Tia Johnston, Director of Global Franchising, Marco Davis, Director of Fellowship and Mid Atlantic Region, Lior Ipp, Director Virtual Venture and NY Region, Adam Aberman, Director of Global Digital Strategy

Board of Directors

Bill Drayton, Chair null, Dr. Howard Gardner, Lou Harris, Kyle Zimmer, Joe Onek, Founder and CEO, Gretchen Zucker, Executive Director, Tia Johnston, Director of Global Franchising, Marco Davis, Director of Fellowship and Mid Atlantic Region, Lior Ipp, Director Virtual Venture and NY Region, Adam Aberman, Director of Global Digital Strategy

Project Leaders

IIaina Rabbat

Mission

Youth Venture's mission is building a global movement of young people being powerful now, changemakers now, by investing in young people to have the transformative experience of launching and leading their own lasting social ventures, connecting our Venturers into a global network of likeminded young changemakers and spreading our message that investing in young people to become changemakers is the key factor for success in every part of society.

Programs

YV gives young people the support and resources to lead lasting social change by launching Ventures - any youth-created, youth-led organization or project designed to provide a sustainable benefit in school, neighborhood, or larger community. We then help youth to form a team and develop an action plan which is submitted to a panel for approval. The team then receives a cash investment from YV to start their project. Teams are given long-term support including fellowship with one another.

Statistics on Youth Venture

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $2,063,916
  • Annual Budget for 2006: $1,202,219
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $2,063,916
  • Other funding sources: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Starbucks Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Foundation, Staples, Nike
  • Religious Affiliation: None