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What's the "Hour of Code"?

Ever wonder what the "Hour of Code" is and why it is promoted in December each year? Check out some FAQ below or visit hourofcode.com   to learn more.  What is the Hour of Code? The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of...
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The History of #GivingTuesday

Ever wonder what sparked the start of #GivingTuesday? Check out this week's blog and consider investing in students right here in Maine through JA .     #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping...
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Local Entrepreneurs visit Maine Classrooms to Inspire High School Students

JA of Maine Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Month by Bringing Mentors into Classrooms What is National Entrepreneurship Month?  National Entrepreneurship Month is officially celebrated each November in the United States and is comprised of Global Entrepreneurship Week, National Entrepreneurs’ Day, Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and other entrepreneurial...
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"It's like we are big kids doing big kid things"

4th Annual Maine Business Hall of Fame North Brings Local Students to the Stage Mt. View Elementary School 5th graders are geared up and ready for the Maine Business Hall of Fame this Thursday, November 1. Four students from the school will share what they have learned throughout their Junior Achievement program "JA Our Nation"  to the crowd of over 200 local business and...
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JA's Maine Business Hall of Fame Honors Local Community Members

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT’S 4th ANNUAL MAINE BUSINESS HALL OF FAME RECOGNIZES THREE OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LEADERS   Bangor, ME – Since 1990, Junior Achievement of Maine’s Business Hall of Fame has honored the state’s most distinguished businessmen and women for their outstanding contributions to free enterprise and the promise of a better, stronger society. At our 4th...
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