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Welcome Readers!

 

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

Hi! Welcome to the Venturer Voice Blog! This is a blog primarily written by Katelyn Murphy, an intern at UWYV, as well as a Venturer at Oakmont Regional High School. Kristi Maloney, our UWYV Outreach will contribute stories as well.

This blog updates twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday, bringing you stories of Venture Teams, world problems, and updates about UWYV. Make sure to stop by every week for consistent updates by a Venturer for Venturers (and UWYV fans, too!)!

If you or someone you know has a topic or a team you would like to hear about, or if YOU would like to contribute something to the blog, please contact Katelyn at kmurphy40@mwcc.mass.edu.


Gardner High School’s Youth Venture Community Garden Grows

Gardner High School’s Youth Venture team Gardner Grows, also known as the GHS Community Garden has come a long way since their launch in 2017! Their vision of a beautiful courtyard garden with a bounty of vegetables to donate to local families-in-need came to fruition over the summer. Mr. Tata’s Botony class donated $3,000 to […]

Youth Venture Visits Growing Places: Part 2

After our refreshing walk in the garden, Janet moved our meeting inside where Ann Yeagle, the executive director of Growing Places shared more information with us. She discussed other indicators of food insecurity: race, poverty, unemployment, transportation and supermarket prices. We learned that the North Central,MA towns of Gardner, Lunenburg, Leominster, Fitchburg and Clinton are […]

Youth Venture Visits Growing Places: Part 1

I first heard about Growing Places when I was working with students at Samoset Middle School. A Youth Venture team of sixth grade girls were interested in helping out their community by growing and then distributing healthy food from their own garden at Samoset. My co-worker Rachel suggested that they partner with Growing Places. I […]

Mark the Therapy Dog Inspires Young Changemakers at Samoset Middle School

Mark the therapy dog is owned by full-time puppy raiser and volunteer Kathy Haskell. Mark and Kathy volunteer at Samoset and Fall Brook schools in Leominster by visiting and reading with the Life Skill classes. According to the non-profit organization pawsforpeople.org, therapy dogs provide literacy support, helping children focus better and encouraging specifically the love […]

Animal Appreciation Day

I’m tired of writing about adult stuff alright? So here is pictures of different animals that deserve to be appreciated (not hedgehogs). This is a Dwarf Hamster, I have one named Corey. He’s very cute and deserves to be appreciated. This is a Giraffe. When I was little one licked me on the face at […]