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

Messalonskee, Winslow and Waterville Youth Give to Non-Profits

Messalonskee, Winslow and Waterville schools give $7,000.00 to non-profits in the communities around them. JMG students worked together to give the grants to each non-profit. http://www.centralmaine.com/2013/04/05/nonprofits-accept-_7000-in-grants-from-central-maine-jmg-students7-organizations-receive-grants-from-area-youth_2013-04-04/

Group Think

  Use 10 minutes to earn $1000 from a discerning group of 200 middle and high schoolstudents.On March 5th 2013, seven area nonprofits lined up to pitch their organizations to JMG and Project Reach students from Messalonskee, Waterville and Winslow. … Continue reading

Rivals Break Down Barriers, Impress Nonprofits

Traditional school rivals Waterville and Winslow High Schools agreed to set competitiveness aside as they combined their JOY grant money and evaluation skills to benefit youth in the region. According to Waterville Specialist Joe Haney, “It was about how much … Continue reading

The Giving Power of Collaboration

The five JMG programs at Messalonskee High School, Waterville High School, Winslow High School and Winslow Junior High School pooled their grant funds and brain power to take the JOY program to a whole new level. Rather than working with … Continue reading