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Welcome to the Venturer Voice! The official blog of United Way Youth Venture.

The content for this blog will be a constant feed of personal stories and articles written by YOU! Our UWYV Community!

Whether you are a current Venturer, an alum, a Champion, an Ally, an Outreach Specialist, or a community member, The Venturer Voice is a place for you to express yourself and offer valuable insights on all things UWYV!

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MWCC Hosts “Gangs: Beyond the Stereotypes” Discussion

Mount Wachusett Community College’s Criminal Justice department hosted a discussion on Wednesday exploring the different facets of gangs from the law enforcement implications and challenges to the difficulties of growing up surrounded by gang culture. The discussion featured Central District Court Judge Mark Goldstein, MWCC’s Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs Paul Hernandez and […]

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News from Paws for Psych

On May 24th, the Paws for Psych Youth Venture Team was invited to present to tour groups of the leading businesses and entrepreneurs within the Ashburnham/Westminster community at the 2018 Johnson Controls Corporations Networking Event. At this event, Paws for Psych, a group of six high school girls from Oakmont Regional High School who fundraise […]

Valuable Lessons From Our Young Venturers

Young Venturers have quite an interesting way of looking at the complexities of the world that we live in today which many of us from the older generation often lose sight over time as we become so entangled with own biases and limitations. They take new information and learn harsh truths but seemingly approach the […]