The clubs of this year are finally here


Tobin Berger-Cahn

With the start of the new school year, new clubs have already emerged on campus, with many more that will begin after club week. Club week is an annual event that Ventura High School hosts at lunch on the senior lawn in order to increase student awareness and participation in clubs. This year, it will take place during lunch on September 13-15.

One brand new club to VHS this year is the Thirst Project, started by junior Bailey Castro. The Thirst Project will meet in room 90 every Tuesday at lunch. Castro explains that the club will work with the Thirst Project, a non-profit organization that was established to help raise money in order to provide safe and accessible water to countries in need.

“The club I’m starting is intended to fundraise as much money as possible so that we could help [support a good] cause,” Castro said.

The Aspire Club is another new club that was created this year by junior Peyton Erickson.

Erickson said that the goal of the club is “to come up with inventions and solutions to today’s problems.”

The club will then compete in the Aspire competition, where they pitch their ideas “shark tank style” to a panel of judges. The Aspire club will be hosted in Mr. McEntyre’s room, 207, although meeting dates have yet to be determined.

Last but not least, The Young and Brave Club, formed by seniors Tobin Berger-Cahn and Gracie Coulter is also new to VHS this year.

Berger-Cahn said that “the club will be raising money for The Young and Brave foundation, and sending volunteers away as well as for other club activities.”

The Young and Brave foundation is a non-profit organization with the goal of helping young adults, children, and families diagnosed with all forms of cancer. The club will meet Thursdays in Mr. Schmidt’s room.