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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 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 kmurphy40@mwcc.mass.edu.


Longsjo Youth Venture Team Pays It Forward

Organizing, cleaning, baking, reading, blogging and if I am being honest, playing games on my phone – a lot. These are the things that I am filling my days with. I am home, just like many of you who are reading this, due to the Covid-19 emergency in Massachusetts. I often think about my Youth […]

Expect Great Things from This Samoset Youth Venture Team

Youth Venture was buzzing along as usual at Samoset. In the blink of an eye, we went from our first day together on October 18, 2019, to my most recent visit on March 6, 2020, when teams were gearing up for the Spring Showcase.  Covid-19 Causes School Closures Then, just like that, everything came to […]

Changing the Curriculum Changes Lives

by Magdalen Bresee, Portrait of a Graduate – student journalist What is the purpose of high school? No doubt many high school students wonder this as they strive to find connections in their courses to their individual lives. Perhaps the best way to address this question is to examine the current curriculum and deduce meaning […]

Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc. Visits Samoset Youth Venture Students

Ginny’s Helping Hand Visits Samoset I am working with some Youth Venture teams that would like to collaborate with Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc. for their community projects. Sue Chalifoux Zephir, Executive Director, and Brandon Robbins, Assistant Manager, from Ginny’s were kind enough to make a visit to Samoset last Friday and tell students about Ginny’s. […]

Samoset Wildcats Day of Caring Changemaking in Action

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 […]