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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 […]

Spotlight on Sky View’s UWYV Champion Sharyn Tomasso

What does our UWYV Champion (who happens to be an extrovert) do during this time of social distancing? She continues to make friends and collaborate with those new friends to support our community in this time of need. Who is the Changemaker that I am I talking about? It’s our Sky View Middle School Champion […]

Spotlight on McKay’s UWYV Champion Sarah Carnabucci

Fun fact! Did you know that our UWYV Champion at McKay swam with sharks? I am finding out our Champions are inspiring in unexpected ways! Learn more about her in this interview with McKay Arts Academy Middle School’s UWYV Champion, Sarah Carnabucci. She shares those shark pics, talks about her journey as a Champion, and […]

Spotlight On Samoset’s Youth Venture Champion Francine Meigs

As we continue to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic, I am reaching out to a few of our Youth Venture Champions to see how and what they are doing. The following is my interview with Samoset Middle School’s Youth Venture Champion, Francine Meigs. Spotlight On Samoset’s Youth Venture Champion Francine Meigs How long […]