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An Innovative Call for Solutions, from a Rockstar who Believes in the Power of Youth

Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi, a member of the youth-focused White House Council for Community, has joined SparkAction and the Youth Leadership Institute to launch the SparkOpportunity Challenge, an innovative "crowd-sourcing" competition for young people to share their ideas on how to create local jobs and opportunities for youth.
Information Update
April 19, 2012
 
Through the SparkOpportunity Challenge, young people and adult allies can submit videos or text detailing their solutions, then activate their social networks to vote for the strategies that they think can really work. The top-voted winners will receive a tablet computer, start-up grants of $1,500, and mentoring from recognized business and policy leaders to see their ideas brought to life locally.
 
The Challenge was developed by SparkAction, an initiative of the Forum for Youth Investment, and The Youth Leadership Institute.
 
Want more information on engaging youth and community members in solutions? Check out our toolkit here.
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