Monday, May 14, 2012

banking on youth - grants for kids

Presented by:
Consumer Bankers Association Youth Venture

Are you a LEADER? An ENTREPRENEUR? A CREATOR? A CHANGEMAKER? If you answered yes to any of these, you are invited to participate in an opportunity to bring your dreams to life!

The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) Foundation and banks from all across the country have partnered with Ashoka’s Youth Venture to bring you the Banking on Youth competition!

Banking on Youth is an exciting opportunity to showcase your great idea for a venture that directly benefits society. As a young entrepreneur you have so much more than a great idea and the ability to make money—you have the power to make a positive difference! If you are age 13-20, show us your venture idea through a creative and fun 90-second video and entry form to compete to win one of 49 different $1,000 seed money prizes provided by our sponsoring banks to bring your idea to life.

And, it gets even better! The top six entrants, chosen by the CBA Foundation and Youth Venture, will win an all-expenses-paid trip to the annual Global Youth Venture Summit in Washington, D.C. in July to compete in a “pitch-off” for the chance to win the Audience Choice Award of $5,000 or the grand prize of $15,000!

Check out how many $1,000 seed money prizes are available to you (and your team, if you have one), depending on where you live!

If you are excited to learn more about social entrepreneurship, there is also an option to invest $500 of the prize money to enroll in an online, for-credit Social Entrepreneurship College course at the University of Florida ($500 will cover the total costs of enrollment).

To be a part of this exciting opportunity, share your idea with us by submitting an entry form and an original, CREATIVE 90-second video by June 10, 2012. Be sure to check out the additional information on our site and, most importantly, spread the word!

Whether you have a new idea or one you launched years ago, we want to hear from YOU! APPLY NOW!

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