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Venture Teams and Their Communities

It’s no surprise that Venture Teams would be most interested in helping their communities. This year, 34 Teams launched with the main cause being about the community, that’s about 28% of our total Venture Teams launched this year! So, let’s take a closer look at some Venture Teams that have launched this year that have […]

Not Surprisingly, School is a Very Important Cause to Venture Teams

Over the past year, over 33 teams or 25% of the total teams launched this year, have made school their primary cause. It really is no surprise, as almost all Venture Teams are created by students, and school is a huge influence in what they decide to explore. Ventures like Student Action for FHS, which […]

Let’s Talk Animal Rights

According to this year’s statistics at United Way Youth Venture, 22% of this year’s Teams launched were related to Animal Rights. Ventures like Reptile Rage, Animal Savers, and Cheer for Cats are all focused on helping and supporting animals in their communities. Animals Rights have always been a huge part of UWYV, so, lets look […]

Why The Environment is so Important to Ventures

This year at United Way Youth Venture there has been a huge increase in environmentally-related Ventures. Ventures like Project Hydrate, Eco Friendly Redesign, and Go For Kids are all focused on helping improve the environment. Why is that? Why a sudden increase in environmentally focused ventures? Perhaps recent news can help us. Today, the environment […]

#APUSH4Peace Shows How History Can Influence The Future

What do you get when 25 AP U.S. History students and their teacher, a former Peace Corps Volunteer, come together with an idea to help students in different countries? Why #APUSH4Peace of course! As their story goes, an AP U.S. History class at Oakmont Regional High School was learning about President John F. Kennedy and […]