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Welcome Readers!

 

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!

If you or someone you know is interested in writing for the Venturer Voice, please contact Donna at dtoothaker@mwcc.mass.edu.


How Many Venture Teams are Making Poverty Their Main Focus

Many Venture Teams this past year made poverty their main problem to help fix. In this day and age, poverty is increasing exponentially, especially in Massachusetts. In 2018, about 10.5% of Massachusetts population was below the poverty line (www.talkpoverty.org). While that is definitely not as bad as it could be, there is still tons of […]

Health, and How it’s Taking Over at UWYV

There’s been a huge increase in health-related Venture Teams over the past year at United Way Youth Venture, and there is really no surprise why. Health is all around us, it’s a part of life. This year, many Venturers focused on mental health, and the stigma that surrounds it. For teams like Mental Health Helpers […]

Venture Teams and Their Communities

It’s no surprise that Venture Teams would be most interested in helping their communities. 34 teams were launched this year with the main cause being about the community, that’s about 28% of our total Venture Teams launched this year! So, let’s take a closer looks at some Venture Teams that have launched this year that […]

Not Surprisingly, School is a Very Important Cause to Venture Teams

Over the past year, over 33 teams or 25% of the total teams launched this year, have made school their primary cause. It really is no surprise, as almost all Venture Teams are created by students, and school is a huge influence in what they decide to explore. Ventures like Student Action for FHS, which […]

Let’s Talk Animal Rights

According to this year’s statistics at United Way Youth Venture, 22% of this year’s Teams launched were related to Animal Rights. Ventures like Reptile Rage, Animal Savers, and Cheer for Cats are all focused on helping and supporting animals in their communities. Animals Rights have always been a huge part of UWYV, so, lets look […]