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.
We had the pleasure of getting to know Katelyn Murphy as she was launching her first Venture at Oakmont Regional High School. Soon after she became an intern with UWYV, helped launch another Venture Team, and later she co-hosted the UWYV Fall Kickoff in 2020. This gal is a STAR in so many ways. She […]
These days, our Northwest Elementary Champion Brian Prehna can be found on Google Hangouts in virtual classrooms, connecting with students. He is very much on call, making phone calls and sending messages to students and families to check in and see how they are doing. But let’s rewind a bit, back to when students were […]
The Kindergarten staff at South Street Elementary “delivers” to students in so many ways. Naturally, door-to-door deliveries to students during the current school shut-downs just made sense to this dedicated team of educators. Through careful coordination, the Kindergarten staff delivered goodie bags and marigold plants to their students last Friday, May 22, while maintaining a […]
The last time I saw Emily Leon, from the UWYV Team Helping Paws, was March 6, 2020. That was my last day at Samoset before the shutdown of schools due to COVID-19. That day, she excitedly told me how she and Ashlee (her teammate) were having a successful donation drive for pet supplies for the […]
Our UWYV GHS Champion/Changemaker Thuy Bui has been volunteering at the Gardner Public Schools Meals Program during this time of social distancing. It is Gardner schoolteachers, like Thuy, that have been filling many of the volunteer spots. Thuy misses her students, and this is one way that she can see her students and fulfill a real community need. Before the school shutdown, Thuy was involved in the cultivation […]