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2019 Maine App Challenge

The Maine App Challenge: How high school students can develop their own mobile app and compete for scholarship funding. L-R: Micheal Guertler from Yarmouth High School, first place winner, Nathan Kiesman and Noble Mushtak from Marshwood High School, second place winners, Tyler Hansen from South Portland High School, third place winner. Tyler Technologies and ...
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National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month Did You Know? January is National Mentoring Month. Learn more about the importance mentoring can have on your career as well as your health below!   According to Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership, when employers support youth mentoring, 73% of the company’s employees report strong career satisfaction!    Launched in...
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Program Highlight: JA Our Community

Program Highlight: JA Our Community Let's take a deeper dive into one of the most popular Junior Achievement programs of all time - THE ONE WITH THE DONUTS! Volunteers, teachers, and students alike remember their experience with "JA Our Community" after the lessons are over. The second grade program introduces students to the intersection of work readiness and early elementary...
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Maine Students Learn from LaunchPad Contestant

Maine Students Learn from LaunchPad Contestant Each spring, Gorham Savings Bank hosts an entrepreneurial competition for Maine-based startups to share their emerging business ideas with the local community. The goal of the event, called "LaunchPad" , is to celebrate and support Maine ingenuity, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit. The grand prize winner is chosen at a live Shark...
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VIA JA USA: Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made? There has always been a debate about whether entrepreneurship was based on nature or nurture. While it depends on your view, here is how JA sees it… Entrepreneurial Driving Factors Think of the entrepreneurial mindset like “Thunder and Lightning.” The internal drive is the thunder, but personal experiences equate to the lightning of...
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