Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 28th & join us for this year's JAM Fest!
An exciting addition to PROPEL’s In-Focus Series, JAM Fest will celebrate the many volunteers of Junior Achievement of Maine (JA) 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.
This year's JAM Fest attendees will enjoy: Delicious catered hors d'oeuvres, entertainment from the Brass section of the Maine Academy of Modern Music, and 2 free beers courtesy of our sponsors from Allagash and Rising Tide.
New This Year: The event will feature a panel of Portland's business & community leaders as they get interviewed by kids who've gone through JA's educational programs!
Tickets are FREE! But space is limited, so register ASAP to claim your spot!
DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, November 28th, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
110 Free Street
Portland, ME 04101
Background on PROPEL's Involvement with JAM Fest:
PROPEL believes community engagement is an integral part of professional development and building a well-rounded business profile. JA will also be highlighting one special "Volunteer of the Year". Through volunteer-delivered, hands-on programming for K-12 students statewide, JA programs foster work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy, helping to prepare today's students for the demands of tomorrow. JA programs bring relevance to academics, deliver authentic learning experiences, and create an immersive learning environment by connecting students to the real world around them. Programs are free to all teachers and bring community volunteers into classrooms to share their own work and life experience with students, opening their minds to career opportunities right in their backyards.
During the 2017-2018 school year, 565 volunteers contributed their time teaching nearly 14,000 K-12 students in 797 classrooms statewide. JA of Maine hopes to increase these numbers this upcoming academic year and welcomes new volunteers.
JAM Fest kicked off in 2015, presenting retired educator Donna Stephen with JA's first Volunteer of the Year Award. Over 200 members of the business community have attended the volunteer celebration event each year since then to listen to the live music, hear from local students, and learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities.