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Play Conquers Stress: Kids Share Fun at Crocker

By Alex, age 11, Leominster – Youth Reporter   Kids are stressed. Adults are stressed. A lot of us are stressed. A second grader from the Venture Team, Kids Leading Kids, at Crocker Elementary School’s 21st Century After School Program said, “One of my friends was using a scrunchie as a fidget, and the teacher […]

Fab 5 Fundraising Efforts

by Claire Hefti Hello! My name is Claire, and I’m a part of the Fab 5. The Fab 5 is a small United Way Youth Venture Team who fundraise for the Apple Valley Center Nursing Home, and other local organizations. With the money raised, we help the activities department and get to have little party’s […]

CHANGEMAKERS IN ACTION (and they’re elementary school kids!)

by Miranda Jennings,  of Heal Winchendon What an amazing crew of Changemakers we have at Toy Town Elementary School! After a fun, warm-up to get the positive energy flowing, kids planted garlic in the school garden, which was their idea after learning about food insecurity in town last week. Then we did some leadership and […]