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College is Affecting Many Venturers Right Now. Myself Included.

College. Saying the word is making many kids all across the world flinch right now. Even writing out the word college makes me cringe and think of bad SAT scores and essays that seriously need to get written. For myself, an upcoming Senior, college has taken over my mind for months now. It’s unavoidable. The […]

How Many Venture Teams are Making Poverty Their Main Focus

Many Venture Teams this past year made poverty their main problem to help fix. In this day and age, poverty is increasing exponentially, especially in Massachusetts. In 2018, about 10.5% of Massachusetts population was below the poverty line (www.talkpoverty.org). While that is definitely not as bad as it could be, there is still tons of […]

Health, and How it’s Taking Over at UWYV

There has been a huge increase in health-related Venture Teams over the past year at United Way Youth Venture, and there is really no surprise why. Health is all around us, it’s a part of life. This year, many Venturers focused on mental health, and the stigma that surrounds it. For teams like Mental Health […]

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 […]