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 Specialist will contribute stories as well.
They look forward to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
I visit Samoset school on Fridays and spend the day working with the Youth Venture students. This past Friday, before the holiday break, was a special day. On this Samoset Wildcats “Day of Caring” students made holiday cards and snowflakes during their workshop. Two students brought in HUGE cards for all to sign. Other students […]
Every Thursday, I visit the 15 students that participate in Youth Venture at Northwest Elementary. We meet in the cafeteria during their last hour of school. I look forward to meeting with these kids. Their honesty, intelligence and teamwork, surprises me every week. I think back to when I was in 4th grade, I was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]