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Spotlight on Gardner High School’s UWYV Champion Thuy Bui

Our UWYV GHS Champion/Changemaker Thuy Bui has been volunteering at the Gardner Public Schools Meals Program during this time of social distancing. It is Gardner schoolteachers, like Thuy, that have been filling many of the volunteer spots. Thuy misses her students, and this is one way that she can see her students and fulfill a real community need.      Before the school shutdown, Thuy was involved in the cultivation […]

UWYV Virtual Team Launches, Fundraisers and Composting – Why Not?

Just because we all continue our social distancing, it doesn’t mean that UWYV students stop Changemaking. When it comes to the ideas of UWYV virtual team launches, fundraisers and composting at Samoset – why not? UWYV students are Changemakers all-the-time!  I was able to virtually meet with four of our UWYV Samoset students with the […]

United Way Youth Venture Awards Student Scholarships

Three local high school seniors have received scholarships from the United Way Youth Venture program for their involvement in their communities. Kylee McCumber, from Leominster, who attends the Winchendon School, was the recipient of the Bob Chauvin Leadership Award. Ethan Chandler, from Fitchburg High School, and Olivia Wells, from Oakmont Regional High School, were each […]

Where Are They Now? Featuring UWYV Venturer Caleb VanHillo

Our very own UWYV Outreach Liaison, Jake VanHillo interviewed his 19 year old brother Caleb VanHillo as a student who participated in Youth Venture.  Like many students, Caleb started UWYV in middle school. But for Caleb, that was only the beginning! In fact, he took part in UWYV for three years, received a UWVY Scholarship […]