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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 […]

Recognizing Rachel Vargeletis

¬†We are SO proud and inspired by the hard work and dedication that Rachel has shown! By completing her 1,500 hour term of service for the Massachusetts Commonwealth Corps, Rachel has become a true trailblazer and amazing person in the world of United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts. As a Changemaker, Rachel and […]

Fab 5 is FABulous at Fundraising!

Fab 5 from Ayer-Shirley Regional High School launched only in March and have already raised over $2,500 from their first fundraiser. This Team has blown us away. This is a Team of 9th graders who just a month ago had a difficult time even making one simple phone call to Apple Valley Center (a senior […]