As one of the newest partners to the United Way Youth Venture program, the Oakmont Regional High School students have already begun to show their dedication to their community through their Ventures. With the support of their school and community, students will begin to develop skills that will ensure their Venture success within the community and use this new knowledge and passion for service to create a bright future for the Ashburnham-Westminster region.
Teams Launched to Date:
2016 – 2017
The Spartan Center
As long-time student athletes, the founders of the Spartan Center know the power that a strong sense of school spirit and community have on their ability to achieve greatness both on and off of the field. In order to create an Oakmont atmosphere which brings the entire student body and greater Ashburnham-Westminster community together, these students have created a new program which will entice greater participation and attention in the games and activities of Oakmont student groups including football and basketball games, band competitions, and many others. Through the creation of spirit-themed events and competitions at these activities, these students hope to engage a much greater part of the community population to celebrate their school’s successes and in turn support the improved behavior, academics, and extracurricular achievements of the Oakmont students.
Oakmont Environmental Association
In the hopes to make Oakmont a shining example of environmental progress, the students of the Oakmont Environmental Association have made it their mission to educate their peers and support the school’s effort to become more sustainable. Their first project will be to help save water and reduce the Oakmont student body’s reliance on plastic bottles which continue to destroy the environment through the implementation of new water bottle refilling stations throughout the school. In addition, the OEA will be selling eco-friendly reusable water bottles and other environmentally friendly products which will help get more community members and Oakmont students to focus on the use of these items to become more environmentally conscious in their personal lives.
Pathway to Successful Health Development (PTSD)
After learning about the issue of PTSD within their psychology class, the girls of this Venture decided that they wanted to not just learn about this important subject, but do something more to help those suffering from this problem. Together, the group will be putting together care packages for local programs which work with those who have PTSD and use the care packages as support systems when needed.
As members of the school’s band, choral, and other music programs, the girls of Harmonic Heroes know how important music can be on the growth of a student. This team will be working directly with the music programs of the Ash-West district to not only raise money for the current school programs but additionally help those students who a more impoverished have access to free instruments.