Friday, May 22, 2009

The search for young female social entepreneurs

Youth Service America (YSA) is launching its first annual Gladys Marinelli Coccia Awards to recognize young female social entrepreneurs whose initiatives serve the common good. Maximum award: $2,000 for the winner's social enterprise, as well as travel to and registration for Youth Service Institute. The winner also will receive an invitation to serve on the executive board of Girls Helping Girls, and access to YSA's resources to support and expand social enterprise.

According to YSA:

Social entrepreneurs apply business practices to achieve positive social change and measure their success through their social impact. They find innovative and sustainable ways to address pressing issues.

Eligibility: Girls between the ages of 14 and 17 (as of December 31, 2009) who reside in the United States and have their own social enterprise. Deadline: June 15, 2009. For additional details, click here.

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