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Changing the Curriculum Changes Lives

by Magdalen Bresee, Portrait of a Graduate – student journalist What is the purpose of high school? No doubt many high school students wonder this as they strive to find connections in their courses to their individual lives. Perhaps the best way to address this question is to examine the current curriculum and deduce meaning […]

Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc. Visits Samoset Youth Venture Students

Ginny’s Helping Hand Visits Samoset I am working with some Youth Venture teams that would like to collaborate with Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc. for their community projects. Sue Chalifoux Zephir, Executive Director, and Brandon Robbins, Assistant Manager, from Ginny’s were kind enough to make a visit to Samoset last Friday and tell students about Ginny’s. […]

Samoset Wildcats Day of Caring Changemaking in Action

I visit Samoset school on Fridays and spend the day working with the Youth Venture students. This past Friday, before the holiday break, was a special day. On this Samoset Wildcats “Day of Caring” students made holiday cards and snowflakes during their workshop. Two students brought in HUGE cards for all to sign. Other students […]

Northwest Youth Venture Students Learn About CASA

Every Thursday, I visit the 15 students that participate in Youth Venture at Northwest Elementary. We meet in the cafeteria during their last hour of school. I look forward to meeting with these kids. Their honesty, intelligence and teamwork, surprises me every week.   I think back to when I was in 4th grade, I was […]

Gardner High School’s Youth Venture Community Garden Grows

Gardner High School’s Youth Venture team Gardner Grows, also known as the GHS Community Garden has come a long way since their launch in 2017! Their vision of a beautiful courtyard garden with a bounty of vegetables to donate to local families-in-need came to fruition over the summer. Mr. Tata’s Botony class donated $3,000 to […]