Paying it Forward with Community Service

Jobs for Maine graduates shows students just how important giving back to your local community really is by doing Community Service As JMG teaches young students that giving back comes with many rewards.  

Familiar Tools Feed Renewed Enthusiasm for JOY

The five-year milestone in the JOY program provided an opportunity for South Portland’s Mahoney Middle School Specialist, Jeff Kozaka, to review and align the philanthropy curriculum with other technology skills and goals being taught.  “I decided to upgrade the JOY … Continue reading

If Dreams Came True We Wouldn’t Need Grants

With tiaras on their heads and wands in hand, the volunteer Fairy Godmothers of the Dream Factory made a compelling case to the assembled JMG classes of South Portland High School and Memorial and Mahoney Middle Schools about why they … Continue reading

Pitching for Perfection

Twelve nonprofits.  Six grants.  150 JMG students with the voting power to determine which of the dozen nonprofits would receive a Jumpstart Our Youth grant of $1000. Let the pitching begin! As they have for the past two years, the … Continue reading

“JOY” Throughout the Year

Students with experience in Jumpstart Our Youth feel empowered to find solutions to everyday needs, even outside the structured annual grant process. At Spruce Mountain High School, JMG Specialist Barbara Jewett notes that students who have had more experience with … Continue reading