Issue #12 | September 2018
Happy September!

The days are getting shorter and the air is getting colder! That's right, Autumn is just around the corner.

UWYV students were quite busy last year, launching 53 Venture Teams. That means we had help and support from dozens of panelists. Please read below for more information about how our panelists support our Venture Teams.

UWYV has already had a full month of this brand new school year. A few weeks ago we had the chance to host our first Dream It. Do It. presentation of the year at Murdock Middle School. It was a great honor to spend that time with Murdock Middle School students. They are gearing up to create change and we are excited to support their efforts.

Would you like to take part in motivating and inspiring students? We are seeking volunteers for our 2018 Fall Kickoff! Scroll down to find out how you can help!

UWYV still has openings for Outreach Specialists! Please read below to learn more about this exciting and rewarding position.

As always, we appreciate all of our readers and we are very grateful for your continued support of our program. Thank you!

~the United Way Youth Venture Team!
UWYV would like to thank our FY18 panelists. We are grateful for their dedication to our program and to the students!

A panelist's role is to watch the Venture Team's presentation of their community project and plan. The Venturers describe how they want to make a difference in their world and they provide the detail in the plan they have worked through. Using guidelines, the panelists decide if the Venture Team is ready to officially launch.

Panelists will also determine the amount of seed funding to award the Team, as well as provide positive feedback and helpful suggestions to encourage the Team's future success!

The UWYV Community Panel marks the transition from the idea and planning stage to implementation for each Venture Team. The role as a panelist in providing students with constructive and useful recommendations is paramount, and we truly appreciate their involvement and contributions!

Click here to view our list of FY18 Panelists.

We will be looking for more panelists this school year as our Venture Teams prepare to launch. If you are interested, email us at
On September 6th, UWYV had the privilege of hosting our first Dream It. Do It. presentation of the year at Murdock Middle school!

Our motivating and inspiring Dream It. Do It. presentation is one of the ways students can learn more about UWYV, and how they can create change. At Murdock Middle School, Venture Teams like TRUTH Peer Mentoring have already begun to take action in creating positive change.

Great job Murdock Middle School! We look forward to seeing what you accomplish!
United Way Youth Venture is Looking for Volunteers for our Annual Fall Kickoff!

October 19th from 8:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at Mount Wachusett Community College

There are several different volunteer positions available!

Fall Kickoff not only brings together all of the Venturers from each of our partner schools, but it starts the year on an inspirational and exciting note. This event gives Venturers the chance to network with others working on similar projects, hear from speakers who are experts in service in the community, and be recognized for all the hard work they have done over the past year.

It is a fun and inspiring day for all! Please join us in volunteering! Email Thank you!

We would also like to thank our first Fall Kickoff 2018Sponsors:

If you would like to invest in inspiring our youth to believe they can lead change - please contact us for sponsorship information for our Fall Kickoff. Thank you.
United Way Youth Venture is expanding it's staff and we are looking for some great people who are excited about helping youth become leaders in the community and become social entrepreneurs!

We are hiring now! Apply today!

Outreach Specialist (part-time)
An Outreach Specialist is responsible for connecting and engaging with the youth at partnering schools and organizations through the United Way Youth Venture Program. We are looking for someone with great initiative and who believes in the power of youth to create positive change! This is the person who gives youth the tools and support to build their Venture Teams! Apply today!
Interested in writing for the official UWYV blog? Our audience wants to hear from YOU!

The Venturer Voice blog seeks students, Champions, Allies and community contributors to write pieces for our new official blog!

Do you have a UWYV story (or idea, event, news item) that you would like to see featured in YV Monthly?