Job Shadow Day 2013



Kickoff Friday, February 1, 2013

What: In an effort to encourage Maine students to strive for success, increase their knowledge of the business world, and gain a better understanding of jobs in the community, Junior Achievement of Maine will be launching its Job Shadow Day 2013 on Friday. 6th-8th grade classes throughout the State of Maine will be matched with a host business to shadow for the day. Job Shadow Day is part of a nationwide initiative that enables students to get an up-close look at the different career opportunities available to them when they are ready to enter the workforce.

When: Friday, February 1st from 9:30am-1:00pm



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MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.

School Gardens to hold Open-House Events on Saturday, Sept. 29

School gardens around Maine will hold open-house events this weekend to showcase the effort of students and highlight the many benefits of educational gardening programs.
Participating school systems include Scarborough, Bath, Saco, Portland, Standish, Waldoboro and South Berwick. The open-house events are being coordinated through the Maine School Garden Network (MSGN), according to Kat Coriell, MSGN organizer. A full listing of school gardens in Maine is available at the MSGN web site.
“School gardens are one of the best things to add to a school curriculum,” Coriell said. “School gardens get children outside, exploring nature and science, being active and learning about eating healthy foods and good nutrition. Kids will even try broccoli if they grow it.
“We would like all parents, friends and visitors to see the exciting things going on across Maine in our school gardens,” the MSGN official said.

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

Become a "Friend" of Girls on the Run-Maine

Become a "Friend" of Girls on the Run-Maine

What Makes a Good Friend?  YOU!

Since Fall 2011, bringing Girls on the Run to Maine has been a true team effort. Many energetic friends attended Steering Committee meetings, responded to countless e-mails, shared ideas and, most importantly, believed in and worked hard to make our dream a reality.

Because it truly does take a village, two of our original leaders, Emily Flowers and Valerie Costello (“Em and Val”) have formed “The Friends of GOTR-ME” to celebrate and retain all of the incredible people who  helped launch GOTR-ME, and to welcome new friends who would like to support GOTR-ME moving forward. As GOTR-ME looks to expand beyond Portland, the Friends of GOTR-ME will be essential to supporting that growth.

So, what makes a good “Friend?”

First, Friends stay INVOLVED!

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

David Schwartz, a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and the country's leading authority on Televised Political campaign commercials  will be in Portland next Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 noon.   He will give the history of the TV ad in Presidential elections from the 1950s right on through the Super Pac-fueled environment of the 2012 election.   David will share examples from his museum's historic collection as well as insights on how they worked  - or didn't.     What: The power of the political TV ad When: Thursday, September 20, 12 noon  Where: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library Cost: $25 ad club members/$30 non members RSVP: info@maineadclub