- Free beer from Allagash Brewing Company and Rising Tide Brewing Company
- Live Entertainment from students from the Maine Academy of Modern Music
- Presentation of JA's Volunteer of the Year Award
- NEW: A panel of local entrepreneurs will provide insight into their careers and the importance of community engagement to Maine's economy - and they'll be interviewed by JA students!
Join us Thursday, November 29th from 5pm-9pm at MaineHealth (110 Free Street, Portland, ME 04101).
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:
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 2017-2018 school year, over 560 volunteers contributed their time teaching nearly 14,000 K-12 students in 797 classrooms. JA of Maine hopes to increase these numbers this upcoming academic year and welcomes new volunteers.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."