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Collage of Images: President Vander Hooven at podium, Three Youth Venture Students Posing Together, Philip M. Grzewinski at podium

UWYV and Venturers in the News:

Spring Showcase, UWYV:
United Way helps youth showcase local community service projects

Spring Showcase, UWYV:
Venturing Forth – Students come up with ideas for community improvement

UWYV in the News:

Program has McKay students aiming to make a difference

Latest Youth Venture Team events:

Fitchburg High junior giving back through for ‘Karate for Kids’

Chandler’s karate passion making an impact in the community

A Bounce of Prevention: Mountain Lions girls’ AAU basketball team aims to keep athletes active, away from alcohol and drugs

Fitchburg 4th-graders helping homeless

The Look for the Book Nook

Two students take on opioid abuse

With every shirt, support for those who served

Current Events Club at Fitchburg High School out to make an impact

Oakmont Regional High School students start Paws for Psych organization

United Way Youth Venture/MWCC Entrepreneurship Grants:

Something Ventured, Something Gained

The Oakmont Environmental Association and Spartan Center Approved for Youth Venture Grants

Fall Kick-Off, UWYV:

Michael King, of Facing Addiction, speaks to 300 students at the UWYV Fall Kick-Off

Mount Wachusett’s Fall Kick-Off Honors Area Leaders


Area Students Preparing for 16th Year of Community Service Through United Way Youth Venture

Lift Up Foster Hearts, Sky View Middle School:

Having ‘Hearts’ For Foster Children

Laura Jenny, Leominster High School & CTEi:

Leominster’s Laura Jenny named Youth of the Year by state Boys & Girls Club

Little Blue Bookshop, Applewild School:

Applewild Girls Have Write Stuff

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
United Way Honors Young Social Activists

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Community Expo showcases young social entrepreneurs

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Youth Solving Pressing Problems

Fancy for Free, Sky View Middle School:                           
High Fashion for limited budgets

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Moment With the Mount United Way Youth Venture

LEAD, LHS & CTEi:                           
Leominster students push to have mental-health curriculum

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Youth Venture Community Expo showcases projects

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Expo to spotlight young social entrepreneurs

Go Make A Difference!, LHS & CTEi:                           
Leominster High students are out to make a difference – in Haiti

Colorful Change, Monty Tech:                           
Monty Tech teens get United Way funding for benefit walk

UWYV, Winchendon School District:                           
United Way Youth Venture prepares for successful year

Protecting Law Enforcement and Youth (PLAY), LHS:                           
Orderly Conduct: Classes Offer Dos and Don’ts for Dealing with Police

UWYV Champion Gina Wironen, Leominster School District:                           
Wironen honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tyco SimplexGrinnell & UWYV:                           
Tyco campaign supports UW programs

Rapunzel Hair Project, Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School:                           
Youth Venture project collecting hair for a cause

Beat Out Bullying (BOB), Samoset Middle School:                                 
Focusing on bullying and learning

United Way Thank You Event, UWYV Scholarship Winners:               
United Way thanks the community for ‘living united’

Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz of Sky View Middle School:                            
Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz earns Congressional kudos

GO Make A Difference & Holiday Spreaders of Leominster High School & CTEi:
Giving back, one Venture at a time

Generations of Buddies of Sky View Middle School:
Venturing her way to statewide recognition

WHEAT Community Cafe of North Middlesex Regional High School:
Teen raises money to replace WHEAT oven

The Green Team of Sizer, a North Central Charter Essential School:
Students at Sizer School in Fitchburg set eyes on recycling

Bright Lights Project of North Middlesex Regional High School:
Bright idea will help Fitchburg shelter save

Samoset Gazette of Samoset Middle School:
Presses Roll again for Samoset student newspaper