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United Way Youth Venture Teams

Youth are a vibrant, yet often underutilized, source of power for creating and leading positive community change—but that is not necessarily the case in North Central Massachusetts.

Young people involved in United Way Youth Venture (UWYV) through one of 15 partnering schools develop leadership skills, build confidence, provide countless services to their communities and most importantly, are given the chance to make lasting positive change in others as well as themselves. During the UWYV process, youth learn how to identify and confront problems, and find creative solutions. A consistent presence in the region over the past 14 years has changed the perception of how adults view youth in the communities served by UWYV.

To learn more about these teams who are transforming their communities, click below:


Applewild School 

Ayer Shirley Regional School District 

Fitchburg High School 

Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School

Leominster Public Schools

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School

Mount Wachusett Community College

Sizer, a North Central Charter Essential School 

Oakmont Regional High School

North Middlesex Regional High School

Winchendon School District 


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