Community Spirit

Job Shadow Day 2013



Kickoff Friday, February 1, 2013

What: In an effort to encourage Maine students to strive for success, increase their knowledge of the business world, and gain a better understanding of jobs in the community, Junior Achievement of Maine will be launching its Job Shadow Day 2013 on Friday. 6th-8th grade classes throughout the State of Maine will be matched with a host business to shadow for the day. Job Shadow Day is part of a nationwide initiative that enables students to get an up-close look at the different career opportunities available to them when they are ready to enter the workforce.

When: Friday, February 1st from 9:30am-1:00pm



Acadia Environmental, 48 Free Street, Portland

Kindness Day

Kindness Day

Mahoney Middle School held a special "Kindness Day" yesterday, featuring a presentation by Michael J. Chase, founder of The Kindness Center.  My son loved the event, and it's very apparent that he and his friends got a lot out of it.

On days that school is a "half-day," many Mahoney students like to eat/shop/hang out in the Millcreek area (hopefully the merchants and others enjoy their presence!).  Yesterday was no different.  My son and eight of his friends went out to lunch.  But they still had Kindness Day on their minds.  They decided to do something kind for each other: each one of them went into the stores there and bought nine identical items, one to give away to each boy in the group.  Silly sunglasses, bandannas, candy, sports drinks....

Kim Campbell receives the 2012 Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award

Kim Campbell receives the 2012 Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award

At the city of South Portland’s annual employee recognition breakfast on November 28, Kim Campbell was honored with the "Ge Erskine ‘Can Do’ Award", given to a city employee who deals with difficult challenges at work while maintaining a positive attitude.

Campbell, who began working for the South Portland Public Library nearly ten years ago, as an on-call, substitute employee, has steadily increased her responsibilities and grown her skills, and was recently promoted to the position of Head of Youth Services.