$1000 USD seed funding for youth-led social entrepreneurial ventures in Second Life

DIDI hits SL's Main Grid
Beginning this Fall, Global Kids is excited to announce opportunities for a group of young people to receive $1000 USD in seed funding and social entrepreneurial training through the “Dream It. Do It.” Initiative in Second Life.

The D.I.D.I. Initiative is an exciting partnership between Global Kids and Ashoka’s Youth Venture. Through January of 2009, the D.I.D.I. Initiative is supporting up to 40 teams of young people with up to $1000 USD and tools and training to launch ventures that benefit their communities, either within or outside the virtual world of Second Life.

D.I.D.I. empowers young people to identify social and health issues in their communities and to create and lead their own social ventures to address these issues. A venture can be a club, organization, business, or program that is ongoing and benefits one’s community in some way. With the D.I.D.I. Initiative’s support, each team of young people develops an action plan to design and launch their own social entrepreneurial projects. When the teams are ready to launch, the Initiative offers:

  • Seed funding (up to $1,000 per team)
  • Technical allies to provide additional advice and expertise
  • Ongoing tools and support sessions

    For more information, we invite you and your students to stop by one of our info sessions to be held at the Global Kids HQ in Second Life at the following times this week:

      Thursday 9/18, 1pm PDT
      Thursday 9/18, 6pm PDT
      Friday 9/19, 12pm PDT


    Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Amira at amira@globalkids.org

    Ashoka’s Youth Venture leads an international community of young people who are powerful now, changemakers now. Youth Venture inspires and invests in teams of young people to create and launch their own sustainable, community-benefiting Ventures and then connects them into a global movement of young changemakers who are together redefining the youth years as a time of leadership and positive social change. This is the foundation of an Everyone a Changemaker™ world – the key factor for success in every part of society.

    Global Kids, a non-profit organization based in New York City, is dedicated to developing youth to become global citizens and community leaders. In 2006, Global Kids became the first nonprofit to develop a dedicated space for conducting programming in the virtual world of Teen Second Life (TSL). Within TSL, the organization has established the D.I.D.I. Initiative Island, which hosts interactive, experiential programs for teens from around the world.

  • Written by: rikomatic