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Collage of Images: President Vander Hooven at podium, Three Youth Venture Students Posing Together, Philip M. Grzewinski at podium

UWYV and Venturers in the News:

Newly Launched Teams:
Middle-schoolers raising mental health awareness

Changemaking in the News:
South Street teacher wins conservation award

Healthy Minds:


Spring Showcase, UWYV:

Area Youth Venture programs show ways to make the world better during event at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg

United Way helps youth showcase local community service projects

UWYV in the News:

Fab 5 honored for volunteer work

Ethan Chandler loves his community

Local school districts, MWCC are Changemakers

10th annual lunch with a veteran held at Samoset

This golf tournament’s just for kicks

All views but apathy welcome in this Fitchburg club

Longsjo students’ pet project? Helping animals

FHS junior honored for his service

Holiday Spreaders are still spreading cheer five years in

United Way Youth Venture project hopes to promote inclusion at Oakmont

Fitchburg High club fights food waste, donates to needy

Program has McKay students aiming to make a difference

Latest Youth Venture Team events:

Students push Peace Corps proposals

Oakmont students to launch Peace Corps-inspired Youth Venture

Fitchburg High junior giving back through for ‘Karate for Kids’

Chandler’s karate passion making an impact in the community

Fitchburg 4th-graders helping homeless

With every shirt, support for those who served

Current Events Club at Fitchburg High School out to make an impact

Oakmont Regional High School students start Paws for Psych organization

United Way Youth Venture/MWCC Entrepreneurship Grants:

Something Ventured, Something Gained

The Oakmont Environmental Association and Spartan Center Approved for Youth Venture Grants

Fall Kick-Off, UWYV:

Michael King, of Facing Addiction, speaks to 300 students at the UWYV Fall Kick-Off

Mount Wachusett’s Fall Kick-Off Honors Area Leaders


Area Students Preparing for 16th Year of Community Service Through United Way Youth Venture

Lift Up Foster Hearts, Sky View Middle School:

Having ‘Hearts’ For Foster Children

Laura Jenny, Leominster High School & CTEi:

Leominster’s Laura Jenny named Youth of the Year by state Boys & Girls Club

Little Blue Bookshop, Applewild School:

Applewild Girls Have Write Stuff

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
United Way Honors Young Social Activists

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Youth Solving Pressing Problems

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Moment With the Mount United Way Youth Venture

LEAD, LHS & CTEi:                           
Leominster students push to have mental-health curriculum

Community Expo, UWYV:                           
Expo to spotlight young social entrepreneurs

Go Make A Difference!, LHS & CTEi:                           
Leominster High students are out to make a difference – in Haiti

Colorful Change, Monty Tech:                           
Monty Tech teens get United Way funding for benefit walk

UWYV, Winchendon School District:                           
United Way Youth Venture prepares for successful year

Protecting Law Enforcement and Youth (PLAY), LHS:                           
Orderly Conduct: Classes Offer Dos and Don’ts for Dealing with Police

UWYV Champion Gina Wironen, Leominster School District:                           
Wironen honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Tyco SimplexGrinnell & UWYV:                           
Tyco campaign supports UW programs

Rapunzel Hair Project, Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School:                           
Youth Venture project collecting hair for a cause

WHEAT Community Cafe of North Middlesex Regional High School:
Teen raises money to replace WHEAT oven

The Green Team of Sizer, a North Central Charter Essential School:
Students at Sizer School in Fitchburg set eyes on recycling

Bright Lights Project of North Middlesex Regional High School:
Bright idea will help Fitchburg shelter save