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Welcome Readers!

 

Welcome to the Venturer Voice! The official blog of United Way Youth Venture.

Hi! Welcome to the Venturer Voice Blog! This is a blog primarily written by Katelyn Murphy, an intern at UWYV, as well as a Venturer at Oakmont Regional High School.

This blog updates twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday, bringing you stories of Venture Teams, world problems, and updates about UWYV. Make sure to stop by every week for consistent updates by a Venturer for Venturers (and UWYV fans, too!)!

If you or someone you know has a topic or a team you would like to hear about, or if YOU would like to contribute something to the blog, please contact Katelyn at kmurphy40@mwcc.mass.edu.


Why You Should Pre-Register to Vote

If you are over the age of 16 or you just turned 16, you are eligible to pre-register to vote. Okay, so I get it, you plan to do it when you turn 18, no need for super boring adult stuff just now. Go live life, you say, have fun, c’est la vie, whatever. Yeah […]

Karate for Kids is knocking it out of the park! (Figuratively)

This year Venture Team, Karate for Kids, from Fitchburg High School awarded a scholarship to Fitchburg High student, Tai Lee! For Karate for Kids, this is their second year awarding scholarships to local students. In 2018, Ethan Chandler, the founder of Karate for Kids, awarded $600 to Me’Yah Newton for her awesome dedication to martial […]

College is Affecting Many Venturers Right Now. Myself Included.

College. Saying the word is making many kids all across the world flinch right now. Even writing out the word college makes me cringe and think of bad SAT scores and essays that seriously need to get written. For myself, an upcoming Senior, college has taken over my mind for months now. It’s unavoidable. The […]

How Many Venture Teams are Making Poverty Their Main Focus

Many Venture Teams this past year made poverty their main problem to help fix. In this day and age, poverty is increasing exponentially, especially in Massachusetts. In 2018, about 10.5% of Massachusetts population was below the poverty line (www.talkpoverty.org). While that is definitely not as bad as it could be, there is still tons of […]

Health, and How it’s Taking Over at UWYV

There has been a huge increase in health-related Venture Teams over the past year at United Way Youth Venture, and there is really no surprise why. Health is all around us, it’s a part of life. This year, many Venturers focused on mental health, and the stigma that surrounds it. For teams like Mental Health […]