Happy New Year!
We hope you had a great holiday season and have been enjoying your winter.
As usual, there is no slowing down here at UWYV. We've had many things happen in the last month. We received two grants, one from
MSA (Mass Service Alliance)
and one from the
. Read more about these exciting opportunities below!
Year three of providing
Changemaking Professional Development
to our local partners is in full swing. This is our biggest cohort of passionate educators to date. They have participated in the Co-Creation Session as well as the Problem Solving Session and are already amplifying their ability to help others in the community find their Changemaking potential.
It goes without saying that our Venture Teams have been active, as well. An elementary school Venture Team from
invited representatives from the
to speak to them about
how they represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Worcester County Courts. Read more about this informative visit
Samoset Middle School
recently held a Venture-Team-wide "Day of Caring". Teams made greeting cards for a sick boy in the hospital and also held a bake sale. There is more about this exciting day at this
Venture Team Pink Ladies
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School
recently hosted a movie night at the school. The team picked the 'oldie but goodie'
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
. The Team had a lot of help setting up the event. Many stayed after to help, including students, teachers, parents, and Youth Venture staff member, Jake. Admission to the movie was free, yet the Team raised money for their cause by selling concession items. It was a great turnout and from the concession sales, the Team will be able to make a generous donation to help breast cancer research. Way to go,
We are excited about what is upcoming this Spring! Our
is happening on March 19! That is always a fun and inspiring event. We are on the cusp of our very busy panel season and we anticipate many Teams with important causes to launch soon. We will be sure to keep you updated on those.
If you haven't liked our Facebook page, be sure to do that today,
We post regularly about all the activities our Venture Teams are doing, as well as updates on what is new and exciting for Youth Venture and Changemaking.
As always, we appreciate
and thank you for your continued support!
~the United Way Youth Venture Team!