Speaker Date Topic
Student of the Month Oct 21, 2021
Miranda Hardy Oct 28, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine


Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


All youth achieve their full potential.


By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable foreach child in our program achieving:
• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
• Educational success

Lisa Bird Nov 04, 2021
Special Olympics Maine
Special Olympics Maine
Student of the Month Nov 11, 2021
Melissa Cilley Nov 18, 2021
Apex Youth Connection
Apex Youth Connection

Who we are

We are people who believe in the power of relationships.  We are people who believe in youth.

Our goal is to connect kids to supportive mentors, to meaningful experiences, and to inspirational adventures that change their lives forever. Every youth who walks through our door is respected where they are, and challenged to grow.

What we do

We get kids out there. We mentor. We support. We guide. We help kids build up their self-confidence, their skills, their resiliency, and their love for learning. It’s all about flipping that switch from deterred to determined. It’s all about sitting in that passenger’s seat as they learn to “drive.”

Why we do this

Every child has a unique spark burning deep inside.  Sometimes, it takes some coaxing to bring it out but it’s always, always there. And with encouragement, that child’s spark will ignite.  

We believe that relationships are the best way to kindle that spark, and that new experiences fan it to a flame.  We believe the world will be stronger and more vibrant with each flame a full-on bonfire.

Joanne Roy Dec 02, 2021
Esther Residence
Esther Residence

Esther Residence is a transitional program for women who are leaving incarceration and/or treatment programs. We provide a safe, nurturing community based on safety, respect and dignity.

Student of the Month Dec 09, 2021
Adam Gormley Dec 16, 2021
Dirigo Safety
Dirigo Safety

“So you never thought you needed a game warden.” 

Bob MacKenzie Dec 30, 2021
Jeremy Ray Jan 06, 2022
Superintendent of Saco and Biddeford Schools
Superintendent of Saco and Biddeford Schools
Student of the Month Jan 13, 2022
Morgan Bates Jan 20, 2022
Coastal Healthy Community Coalition
Coastal Healthy Community Coalition
Leanna Bonds Jan 27, 2022
The Ecology School
The Ecology School

At The Ecology School, we study the relationships that all living organisms have with one another and with our shared environment. We explore ways that we, as humans, can build communities that sustain the very ecosystems that in turn sustain us.

We approach the science of ecology through wide-eyed, hands-on exploration of the ecosystems outside our door, making nature’s lessons memorable with play, humor, and games, and applicable with real life models of sustainable farming and living.

Student of the Month Feb 10, 2022
Student of the Month Mar 10, 2022
Student of the Month Apr 14, 2022