JAM Fest | Junior Achievement of Maine

JAM Fest

When: Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Where: Oxbow Brewing Company49 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101 

Sponsored by 
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution,
HM Payson,
& PROPEL's Premier In Focus Sponsor Machias Savings Bank!

Join PROPEL and Junior Achievement of Maine as we celebrate the 5th Annual JAM Fest! Enjoy local beers, good eats, and networking, while learning about volunteer opportunities. Highlights include:

  • Live Entertainment from The Dapper Gents!
  • Presentation of JA's Volunteer of the Year Award
  • A Panel featuring local advocates for entrepreneurship, and JA alumni!
  • Free food from DuckFat & Lazzari 

Join us Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30pm-8pm at Oxbow Brewing Company (49 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101).

FREE tickets available HERE!

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Serving as the kick-off to PROPEL's In-Focus Series, JAM Fest will celebrate the many volunteers of Junior Achievement as well as PROPEL's commitment to help young professionals grow in their careers, create meaningful connections, and become more deeply rooted in the community. PROPEL believes community engagement is an integral part of professional development and building a well-rounded business profile.

Previous Junior Achievement of Maine Volunteers of the Year:

2017-18 Winner:

Melissa Denbow

2016-17 Winner:

Mike Violette

2015-16 Winner:

Tammy Phillips

2014-15 Winners:

Donna Stephen

Irv Marsters

2013-14 Winner:

Paul Clancy


PROPEL is a non-profit with a mission of making Maine an easier place to both run a business and thrive as a young professional. The PROPEL board works hard to accomplish this task by leveraging strategic partnerships within the Maine community to compliment the efforts of its entrepreneurial board members. The programs we develop are designed to make it easier for local businesses to hire and develop talent in addition to helping young professionals build careers in Maine.

During the 2018-2019 school year, over 642 volunteers contributed their time teaching nearly 16,000 K-12 students in 878 classrooms. JA of Maine hopes to increase these numbers this upcoming academic year and welcomes new volunteers.

Contact us! to learn more, and sign up here.
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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