Sanford Middle School students pay it forward to help a local family.
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
It didn’t take long for the students of Warsaw Middle School to understand that the more time they spent doing dishes at The Welcome Table in Pittsfield, the less time there was for socializing with the diners at the soup … Continue reading
Dozer is a special dog that tours for the Houlton Humane Society. Given up by a family who could no longer afford his veterinary care, Dozer, who was twice hit by cars and survived gangrene, now visits schools and clubs … Continue reading
The Jumpstart Our Youth program asks students to identify a need or challenge in their local communities and then both fund a solution with the JOY grants and devise a volunteer or service learning project to get personally involved in … Continue reading
JMG students at Durham Community School spent a day volunteering at the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick. As this Tri-Town Weekly story points out, the day was not all work and no play.
Wiscasset Reach students used their JOY grant to provide scholarships to Waterfall Arts. See the Maine Art Scene story.
So many gifts – both silly and serious. And so many checks – all well deserved. The 135 JMG students at Lewiston Regional Technical Center held a check presentation ceremony for the seven local nonprofits chosen as the JOY … Continue reading
Winter clothing clearance deals brought Christmas in May to the Community Christmas Giving Tree in Machias. Machias Memorial High School gave its JOY grant to the Community Christmas Giving Tree and then immediately helped the charity spend the money, taking … Continue reading
Like many Maine high schools, Oak Hill High School is a regional school serving students from three different towns: Wales, Litchfield and Sabattus. Asking students to make “local community grants” isn’t as simple as it sounds because “local” isn’t the … Continue reading