Youth Venture Seattle is one of the very few organizations that are trying to help kids at an early age learn to think innovatively, have some awesome experiences along the way, and become the leaders that we will need in this country tomorrow and today.
The cool part about Youth Venture is that they are building a global movement of young kids and change makers by investing in teams of young people to design and launch their own sustainable ventures. They will provide coaching, resources, mentors, resources and initial seed funding for great ideas up to 1,000 dollars. Much like many of the other startups and startup support groups here in Seattle, this one is directly aimed at kids with great ideas, but no ability or money to pursue them. $1,000 dollars seed money might not sound like a lot, but in this case it works, kids really do succeed with a small amount of seed funding, in often interesting and surprising ways.
Unfortunately Youth Venture Seattle was broken into over the weekend and need a little help replacing the gear that was stolen. According the Meaghan over at Youth Ventures the following was stolen:
The theft included all five of our work laptops (which included valuable programs like Adobe Creative Suite), one personal laptop, and a projector that we use for programming purposes. We’re a small team–there are just five of us here–so a loss like this will result in a sweeping change in infrastructure, operations, and budgeting until we can slowly but surely get back on our feet. While the theft of the laptops was a large financial blow, we are also facing the impact of losing copious amounts of work, information, and data, most of which was backed up amongst the six computers.
If you are feeling like helping them out please go visit their site (they have a donation board up) or hit up their contact e-mail to see how you can help. No sense in having them set back because they were broken into. If you are interested in learning more about them please visit this link.
So far they have raised a little over 4K, but they could use more to help them replace the systems that were stolen. Thank you much for reading, and if you can help out, this is a great place to do it.
(Cross-posted @ TechWag)