Youth SEED (Social Entrepreneurship for Equitable Development) supports community led social enterprises by providing training, resources and investment to young innovators who traditionally face barriers to economic opportunities. Youth SEED, formally Ashoka’s Youth Venture Bay Area chapter, offers entrepreneurship training and mentorship to youth members of United Roots.

United Roots partnered with Youth SEED and Impact HUB Oakland to launch the first Youth Impact Hub in the world. Impact HUB Oakland is part of an international network of “HUB’s” that create “spaces that inspire, connect, and empower people to realize enterprising ideas for sustainable impact.” Impact HUB Oakland is a place for social entrepreneurs, change agents and innovators to connect, collaborate, imagine and create solutions for a better world.

Currently Youth SEED offers entrepreneurship training to youth at United Roots as part of the Youth Impact Hub year-long Fellowship program. For more information please visit:

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