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Special Ally, Teri Smith

We want to acknowledge Teri Smith, Ally of The Holiday Spreaders Venture Team. She has been their Ally since their official launch in March of 2014. Teri has been a tireless supporter of The Holiday Spreaders’ efforts to raise awareness and support for those citizens who are struggling with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She is the […]

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 […]

Grant funding supports the Building a Community-Driven Portrait of a High School Graduate project

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has been selected as a recipient of the Barr Foundation’s new “Portrait of a Graduate” grant program. The “Portrait of a Graduate” is a collective vision of what all high school students will know and be able to do by graduation. To create the portrait, educators, parents, students, and community […]

Interview with Venturer and Intern Katelyn Murphy

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 […]