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Spotlight On Northwest Elementary’s UWYV Champion Brian Prehna

These days, our Northwest Elementary Champion Brian Prehna can be found on Google Hangouts in virtual classrooms, connecting with students. He is very much on call, making phone calls and sending messages to students and families to check in and see how they are doing. But let’s rewind a bit, back to when students were […]

The Kindergarten Staff at South Street Elementary Delivers

The Kindergarten staff at South Street Elementary “delivers” to students in so many ways. Naturally, door-to-door deliveries to students during the current school shut-downs just made sense to this dedicated team of educators. Through careful coordination, the Kindergarten staff delivered goodie bags and marigold plants to their students last Friday, May 22, while maintaining a […]

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 […]