Youth Social Entrepreneurship – Gates Coffee House

Discussing Youth Social Entrepreneurship
Saturday, May 23, 2009
12:00 – 1:15 PM EST

The panel consists of social entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who have founded or directed a non-governmental organization.

Increasingly, youth around the world are taking it upon themselves to engage social challenges and effect positive community change. A new generation of socially responsible ventures has emerged that addresses urgent global and local issues such as health, poverty, violence, racism, environmental destruction and civic apathy. This wave of youth social entrepreneurship offers new set of solutions and energy, but also brings with it its own set of professional, financial and personal challenges.

This teleconference will discuss the challenges, strategies and rewards of youth social entrepreneurship. Specific topics will include:
* Identifying a promoting a cause
* Developing a strategy
* Pursuing fund raising and support
* Utilizing information technologies
* Finding mentors
* Developing an exit strategy

For more information and to register for the teleconference, visit

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