New this week:
Wayfinder Schools is excited to announce the return of Finding Our Way on May 4th! Join us as notable Mainers and Wayfinder grads share stories of finding their way, live from the stage of The Camden Opera House. We’re lining up a fabulous cast of speakers for 2023. More details are coming soon. Be sure to follow us on social media to get updates. You won’t want to miss it!
University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering its Agriculture Leadership Ambassador program from March 7–April 18. The program, open to all teens ages 14–18, will focus on understanding the Maine food system, exploring careers and building advocacy skills. As formal agricultural programs at local high schools disappear, students lack opportunities to learn about critical food systems and discover careers in agriculture. The 4-H Agriculture Leadership Ambassador program seeks to provide teenagers with opportunities to consider a future in agriculture and connect with others who have similar goals. Additional details about the program can be found on the program website. The program will begin with a series of online learning and will conclude with an in-person visit to the UMaine campus in Orono. The spring 2023 cohort will meet from 3:30–5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons from March 7–April 18, with an in-person celebratory luncheon in Orono on April 20. To register, visit the event website. For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Sadee Mehuren; 207-342-5971; email@example.com.
- Calais – 21 Calais Avenue, the Former Calais First Congregational Church, every Tuesday at 10 am
- Machias – 1491 US Highway 1A, Harrington, the Old Headstart Building, every Wednesday at 10 am
- Ellsworth -12 Avery Lane, Downeast Community Partners building, every Tuesday at 10 am
Year Round and Summer VISTA Member
Healthy Acadia is continuing to recruit for both a year round and a summer VISTA member to work with our food security team increasing food access throughout the county. These positions are an incredible asset to our food security work helping us to get more healthy food out to those people who most need it. It is a great way for a young person new to the job market, to gain firsthand experience working at a small non-profit. This flyer is for the year round position; we will have a summer flyer out soon. The summer position primarily involves outdoor work in community gardens and supporting gleaning efforts. Feel free to reach out to Regina if you have any questions. Interested applicants, young and elder, can contact me directly.