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United Way Youth Venture year end celebration

Over seventy five United Way Youth Venture teams from North Central Massachusetts and New Hampshire are invited to the United Way Youth Venture Year End Celebration titled Change Rocks on May 7th in Fitchburg, MA.

The United Way Youth Venture program, which is in 11 local schools and after school programs in Fitchburg, Leominster, Shirley, Devens and Winchendon, inspires and invests in teams of young people to create and launch their own sustainable, community-benefitting initiatives.

This celebration marks the 7th year of United Way and Youth Venture's ground-breaking partnership in North Central Massachusetts, by honoring and thanking the many hundreds of young citizens who have created their own ventures. Jeff Yalden, one of America's favorite youth motivational speakers in the world and an MTV MADE Teen Life Coach, will be the featured speaker.

The event provides a tremendous opportunity for these young people to network with their fellow Changemakers, share ideas, and discover ways their teams can work together for the greater good.

The youth will be traveling from middle and high schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to participate in this engaging, high energy event. Registration information can be found at Democracy.mwcc.edu.

This event is sponsored by Youth Venture®, United Ways of North Central Massachusetts, Greater Nashua, Tri-County, Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, Mount Wachusett Community College and Nashua Community College. 

When and Where?

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 9 am - 1 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Fitchburg, 150 Royal Plaza Drive, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Who's Attending?

• Over 350 young Changemakers - middle and high school students from NH and MA - along with their Allies, Champions and parents. 
• Education, business and community leaders.
• Leading representatives of event sponsors United Way, Youth Venture and Mount Wachusett Community College.

For more information contact: Rachel Andler, United Way Youth Venture Partner Specialist AmeriCorps *VISTA at (978) 630-9588 or by email at randler@mwcc.mass.edu