Issue #10 | July 2018
Happy July! We hope you are enjoying your summer!

The school year has officially ended, and the United Way Youth Venture Team is enjoying the summer. But, just because school is out, doesn't mean our Venturers have stopped Changemaking! Read below to find out what Paws For Psych and Karate for Kids have been up to already this summer!

We are very excited to announce that UWYV is HIRING! We have openings for Outreach Specialists, AND for a Commonwealth Corps Early Changemaking Innovator (paid service internship). Please read below to learn more about these two rewarding and exciting positions.

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!
The Venture Team, Paws For Psych, joined in at the annual Ashburnham Community Day to help spread the word about their Venture. Paws For Psych is a recently launched Venture whose goal is to make the cost of therapy dogs cheaper for everyone who struggles with mental illness.

They have also just become an official vendor at the Ashburnham Farmer's Market, and will be selling handmade recycled dog toys on the last Saturday of every month to help raise money for individuals who need therapy dogs. This Venture is a great example of how teams can spread Changemaking outside of school!
Our Fitchburg High School Venture, Karate for Kids, just awarded their first scholarship to Me'Yah Newton from Reingold Elementary! Me'Yah was awarded a six-month scholarship worth $600 at Len Brassard's Family Martial Arts Center because of her commitment and passion for the sport!

Karate for Kids launched over a year ago, and their Venture's mission is to create scholarships for children to enroll in a karate program. The team is has already begun preparation on their second scholarship!

Read more about Karate for Kids and our other Ventures on our Facebook Page! (and please "like" our page while you're there - - 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!

These positions have what everyone is looking to find - - a reason to get out of bed, ready to greet the day with optimism and enthusiasm. We are hiring now!

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!


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We currently have a position open for the Commonwealth Corps MWCC/Early College Changemaking Innovator (paid service internship!), which will help expand Early College opportunities for students and create a growing understanding and pipeline of interest for UWYV and Changemaking among MWCC, other school districts in the region, and community and business stakeholders.

This position focuses on service to our communities. This is a great position for anyone looking to be of service or someone looking to gain experience as a Changemaker.

Innovative, ambitious and optimistic. These are the key attributes we’re looking for! So please go ahead and apply today , share, and help us spread the word! 


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!

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