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Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers

by ASHOKA JAPAN
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
Unleash the Potential of Young Changemakers
At Youth Social Venture Fundraising Pitch
At Youth Social Venture Fundraising Pitch

Dear everyone,

Hello! This is Yoi, and I am a summer intern at Ashoka Japan.
Hope this finds you well!

We would love to share reports from two exicting events: Youth Venture Panel and Fundraising Pitch!

 

1. Youth Venture Panel Screening

On July 14, we hosted our 38th Youth Venture Panel Screening in Tokyo.

Four candidates presented their actions, and we are happy to welcome two new Youth Venturers. We now have recognized a total of 99 teams (approx. 400 teammates) since 2012.

Four panelists for this event were professionals from education and journalism as well as a former Ashoka Youth Venturer, who listened carefully to all of the candidates and discussed their thoughts.

Through the next year and beyond, we hope that these Changemakers will take risks, practice empathy, and grow to become innovators that will affect change in the world!

 

2. Fundraising Pitch

Last Saturday, July 20, we organized ASHOKA Youth Social Venture Fundraising Pitch for the first time in Tokyo. 

Some Youth Venturers kept working on their projects and reached a phase where they invite more people to involve in and scale up their social impact. Four finalists, who passed a rigorous screening process, had a chance to pitch their actions.

We had more than 50 guests, and the audience asked many questions, even after the pitches ended. The room was full of curiosity and energy!

Throughout the event, Youth Venturers received a lot of inspiration and support, not only financially but also in other forms such as feedback and offers of pro bono support from professionals.

It was an amazing afternoon with a lot of excitement! Thank you for those who joined the event and invested in those youth social ventures.

 

Please keep updated for the journeys of young changemakers in Japan!!

Best wishes,

Yoi 
on behalf of Ashoka Japan team

Links:

Finalists
Finalists

Hi all,

This is Yoi, an intern at Ashoka Japan this summer. 

Thank you very much for your warm support on our program. Your contribution means a lot for Youth Venturers and us!

Today, we are happy to announce an upcoming event on July 20, ASHOKA Youth Social Venture fundraising pitch! If you are around Tokyo, please join us for this exciting event!

Youth Venturers, whom we are supporting through our program, identify a problem around them, come up with their own solutions and implement them. Some of them have kept working on the projects over years and reached a phase where they need to raise more money and scale so that they could benefit more people.

12 young changemakers (Youth Venturers and U30 Ashoka Friends) applied, and we selected four of them as qualified finalists through rigorous screenings. All of them are full of passion, energy, and creativity, and we are excited to have them as presenters.

In this event, you have a chance to directly support one or more young changemakers. 

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

ASHOKA Youth Social Venture FUNDRAISING PITCH 

Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 1:30 - 5:30 pm
Venue: FCA Japan (Mita, Tokyo)
Entrance fee: free
Investment: min. 10,000 JPY (not mandatory)
Language: Japanese
Registration: https://forms.gle/QYZ4kuxQn8S4c7Eb8
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1044864485713451/

About our programs:

ASHOKA

Founded in 1980, Ashoka is the largest network of "social entrepreneurs" based in Washington D.C, United States. Ashoka has expanded its work to more than 93 countries with offices in

40 countries currently. With the vision of the society where "Everyone a Changemaker", Ashoka is working on 3 main projects: Ashoka fellows, Youth Years, and Co-creation. There are now 3500 fellows of social entrepreneurs in our network making changes every day.

Find out more: https://www.ashoka.org/

 

ASHOKA Youth Venture

A program for youth, between the age range of 12 to 20, started in 2000 in the United States and in 2012 in Japan. Through this program, Ashoka has been supporting the youth who take actions with their full passion, to solve the small issues with that they notice in their everyday life as Youth Venturer. Ashoka has supported 97 teams (350 individuals) so far.



Youth Changemakers Exchange Report Session Day
Youth Changemakers Exchange Report Session Day

Hi all.

I am Nanami, a program manager of Youth Venture Program of Ashoka Japan!

Thank you very much for your warm support. Today, I would like to share our upcoming events between May and July in Tokyo Japan. Please join us!!

 

June 8th, SatYouth Changemakers Exchange Report Session Day

 time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm

 venue: En Japan (Shinjuku, Tokyo)

 entrance fee: free

 language: Japanese

 event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/367742513946909/

 

July 14th, Sun38th ASHOKA Youth Venture Panel Selection

 time: 1:00 - 5:30 pm

 venue: Eiji Press (Ebisu, Tokyo)

 entrance fee: free

 language: Japanese

 event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2234398590157694

 

July 20th, Sat  ASHOKA Youth Social Venture FUNDRAISING PITCH 

 time: 1:30 - 5:30 pm

 venue: FCA Japan (Mita, Tokyo)

 entrance fee: free

 language: Japanese

 event page: coming soon

 

About our programs;

ASHOKA
Founded in 1980, Ashoka is the largest network of "social entrepreneurs" based in Washington D.C, United States. Ashoka has expanded its work to more than 93 countries with offices in
40 countries currently. With the vision of the society where "Everyone a Changemaker", Ashoka is working on 3 main projects: Ashoka fellows, Youth Years, and Co-creation. There are now 3500 fellows of social entrepreneurs in our network making changes every day.
Find out more: https://www.ashoka.org/

ASHOKA Youth Venture
A program for youth, between the age range of 12 to 20, started in 2000 in the United States and in 2012 in Japan. Through this program, Ashoka has been supporting the youth who take actions with their full passion, to solve the small issues with that they notice in their everyday life as Youth Venturer. Ashoka has supported 97 teams (350 individuals) so far.

Panel Selection
Panel Screening is the open- screening of the Youth Venturer candidates where it is determined if they will be the Youth Venturer. As panelists, (judges), Ashoka invites diverse people from different areas who resonate with the vision of Ashoka.

Youth Changemakers Exchange
Ashoka Japan is proud to announce the launch of the first US-Japan Changemakers Exchange, taking place in the United States on March 21-29, 2019. The selected group of six Japanese Youth Venturers, all under the age of 20, will participate in a tour to deepen their thoughts on social change. 
 
ASHOKA Youth Social Venture FUNDRAISING PITCH
Youth Venturers and U30 Ashoka Friends who have won the qualifications by Ashoka Fellows and Capitalists will pitch about their own activities. Visitors are able to support these young people with their donation.

 

 

We are really looking forward to seeing you at these events soon!!

 

 

38th ASHOKA Youth Venture Panel Selection
38th ASHOKA Youth Venture Panel Selection
ASHOKA Youth Social Venture FUNDRAISING PITCH
ASHOKA Youth Social Venture FUNDRAISING PITCH
at Swarthmore College
at Swarthmore College

US-Japan Youth Changemakers Exchange

Japanese Youth Venturers visited New York and Philadelphia!

 

  • Six of Youth Venturers (five of high school students and one college student) who are trying to solve social issues were selected as the participants of this trip from 97 teams of youth venturers in Japan. Each of them has own project out of school, they are challenging for it with their intrinsic motivation. 
  • Youth Venturers spent the first three days in New York City to meet with Ashoka Fellows such as Sascha Haselmayer, Founder & CEO of Citymart, and also visited Eye-to-Eye. They also presented their activities at Japan Society New York, inspired many audiences. Then traveled to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania to engage with students at the newly established Social Innovation Lab at the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility and learn about their latest initiatives. The final day, Youth Venturers visited Columbia University in New York City, they noticed the difference in the culture and atmosphere between the college in the city and in the countryside.

  • Youth Venturers are now planning the reporting event of this program, it will be held in a couple of months in Japan.

 

We are using your donation to create opportunities where Youth Venturers (including who is not encouraged continuing the activity by their environment because of their parents or teachers who want their children to be elite or ignore their children's feelings) can get confidence and proceed with their project and their own life.

We would like to change such a situation around youth in Japan. 

 

Thank you for your warm support!

Youth Venture Program  -Ashoka Japan 

Presentation by Youth Venturers
Presentation by Youth Venturers
over meal at Swarthmore College
over meal at Swarthmore College
with Ashoka Fellow in New York
with Ashoka Fellow in New York

Ashoka Japan will organize its first US-Japan Changemakers Exchange from March 21-29, 2019!

Ashoka Japan is implementing its first US-Japan Changemakers Exchange, funded by the U.S.-Japan Foundation, from March 21-29, 2019. Japanese Youth Venturers (under 20 years old) have been selected to participate in the tour. The young leaders will spend their first three days in New York City visiting their counterparts, Sascha Haselmayer, Ashoka Fellow and Founder&CEO of Citymart and the site of Eye-to-Eye founded by Ashoka Fellow David Fink. The following three days will take place at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where the newly launched Social Innovation Lab at the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility will bring the changemakers together with Swarthmore students and local high school students who are also engaged in social change-making. 

 

ASHOKA JAPAN & JAPAN SOCIETY INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR
Youth Changemakers Presentation

Date: Friday,March22, 2019 | 10am–12pm followed by luncheon

Location: Japan Society, 333 E 47th Street, NY, NY 10017 

RSVP: JAPAN@ASHOKA.ORG by March 15, 2019 

Join us for lunch and presentations by six Japanese youth embarking on their journey as changemakers!!

 


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ASHOKA JAPAN

Location: Shibuya- ku, Tokyo - Japan
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Twitter: @ashokajapan
Project Leader:
Nana Watanabe
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Japan
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