“Did Our Money Go There?”

JMG’s Project Reach students at Vassalboro Community School have made many JOY donations in the local community since the program began nearly five years ago.  Students who began making the grants as 6th graders are more experienced philanthropists as eight … Continue reading

Joy Bridges the Distance

Inspiring, motivating, catalyzing, embracing – all of these words, yet none by itself can fully describe China Middle School’s JOY-based  experience with Darius Weems, a young Georgia man with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disease in boys that often … Continue reading

Morse High School Changes the Equation

 When does $1000=$10,000?  When students in Maria Morris’ JMG class raise money to purchase food for the Bath area food truck.  Owned and operated by Kim Gates, the Bath area mobile food truck delivers food from the Good Shepherd food … Continue reading

Deering High School Invests in a Message

To educate teens about the occurrence of teen dating violence, the Young Adult Abuse Prevention program (YAAPP) works with its target population to design its programs. As part of its successful JOY grant proposal, YAAPP asked the JMG students at … 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