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Youth Service America Offers Youth Venture Funding

Through partial funding from the US Department of Justice, Youth Service America (www.ysa.org) and Youth Venture, Inc. (www.youthventure.org) are teaming up again to make every day National & Global Youth Service Day (www.ysa.org/nysd). The program is giving young people the opportunity to create sustainable National Youth Service Day projects for N&GYSD 2007,April 20-22. YSA and Youth Venture are offering funding to enable young people to engage in community service and make a difference in their world. Thirty awards of up to $1,000 in start-up funds will be available to young people (ages 12-20) who want to create new, sustainable, and civic-minded organizations, clubs, or businesses (“ventures”). These ventures must be youth-led and designed to be a lasting asset to the community. YSA Youth Venture teams are required to plan a N&GYSD project every year that their venture is operational. For complete program information, visit the YSA Web site. Deadline: July 24, 2006.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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