19 December 2005
From February 23 to 26, 2006, Northwestern University will host the first annual International Youth Volunteerism Summit: Social Entrepreneurship in Youth Volunteerism.
Bringing together big-thinking undergrads, NGO representatives, young social entrepreneurs, and academic experts, the Summit will introduce major problems of direct international engagement while building its delegates' capacities to more successfully act as catalysts of sustainable progress.
Keynote speakers and panel discussions introduce delegates to overarching issues faced by international volunteers, while practical workshops build particular skills sets, such as grant writing and business planning, necessary to international organizational planning.
Students apply the lessons directly to project proposals of their creation, and are invited to submit them for funding consideration to IYVS after the culmination of the weekend. One project will be selected for a $10,000 grant to actually implement in the coming year.