Jobs for Maine’s Graduates Receives Grant to Prepare More Maine Students for Careers

February 9, 2015

For Immediate Release: Monday, February 09, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Over the last seven years, the AT&T Foundation has awarded Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) more than $500,000 to help Maine students succeed. Governor Paul R. LePage, students, legislative leaders and local school administrators will join JMG at a news conference next Tuesday to announce the Foundation’s latest grant.

Out of 1,100 applicants nationwide, AT&T has chosen to award JMG a $200,000 grant to support a new program at Cony High School. The program will focus on keeping students in school, while helping them develop the personal and career skills needed to succeed in today’s job market.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 10, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: State House Welcome Center, first floor of State House

JMG is a statewide, private nonprofit working with students who face barriers to education. JMG provides 5,000 students a year with the skills and experience they will need to succeed in high school, post- secondary education, and careers. JMG graduates become engaging members of their communities, productive adults in the workforce, and contributors to Maine's economy.