Posted on Monday June 17
Click the link below for the 2013 Graduation Edition of our Residential Moon!
Posted on Thursday June 13
Our largest graduating class yet…
This year we are thrilled to be graduating 28 Maine students who once thought they might never complete high school. 13 of those students are teen parents in enrolled in our Passages Program. They will graduate this Saturday, June 15 at 2:00pm, in Camden. Read their stories here:
Posted on Thursday April 18
We’ve got a busy weekend coming up at the end of April…first the 5th annual Dancing with Local Stars will be held Friday, April 26 at The Strom Auditorium in Rockport. Eight local stars, eight “All-Stars” and seven dance companies take the stage to Swing, Salsa, Samba, Hip Hop, Hustle, Cha Cha, Charleston, Tap, Foxtrot, Tango and more! You don’t want to miss this show! Tickets are $25 ahead of time and $30 at the door. Kids 12 and under are $10. Doors open at 6:15, show starts at 7:00 and seating is general admission. And be sure to join us for the after-party at Graffam Brothers Harborside Restaurant!
Next up: ARTicipation at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport! This student art show will include fabulous works by our own super-talented students! Join us for the opening from 2-4 on Saturday the 27th.
Finally, on Sunday, April 28, we’ll host our 2nd annual Walk on Earth Day at Opportunity Farm! Come with your walking shoes, your gardening tools and an appetite! We’ll be doing a clean up walk along Gloucester Hill Road, hand-tilling the new gardens, building hoop houses and more. We’ll fire up the grill, have a kickball or two on hand and have a great time! All the action takes place from 11-3 at our Opportunity Farm campus, 215 Gloucester Hill Rd., New Gloucester.
Join us for one event, or all three!
Posted on Thursday March 21
NYC Student Blog Post-Day 4:
Hi my name is Lindsay. I am the blogger for the 4th day in the big city, NYC! Today we had an amazing opportunity to participate with Meals on Wheels. It was nice to help out the people in need, and get a chance to meet some great people. We got to see Grand Central Station, while enjoying a nice hot drink, and getting a chance to experience the whispering wall. While walking to the Museum of Natural History, we traveled through Central Park. Everybody loved it. We also got to walk through the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, than we did some shopping in Times Square. To end the day we had some good vendor food! It was a tiring but a very fun day!
Posted on Monday March 18
Posted on Sunday March 17
Posted on Saturday March 16
Hello, this is Mandy. We started our day at 7 o’clock and made it out of the house by 9 o’clock. We have all had a long day on the road… seven hours later we finally arrived at the firehouse. We got settled in and had dinner. Lasagna made by Cameron. It was yummy! Tonight, we went on the pier and saw Manhattan’s skyline. We had an amazing time all together as a group and can’t wait for tomorrow!
Posted on Saturday March 16
Student Blog Post-Day 5
Hi I’m Peyton! Today my chore was “daily blogger, etc…” and my job is to write down what we did today and what I liked best! We started off the day travelling to Brooklyn to donate some of our time to help the organization “Meals on Wheels” which is a place that packs, cooks, and delivers food to residents of NYC that have little to no food. After packing lunches for a few hours I went with some of the students and staff to the Superhero Store in Brooklyn, where we split up into three groups. One group went to the Natural History Museum, another went to Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Headquarters and the last and final group – which consisted of the most awesome people (me, Emily, Kat L. and me) – went to one of the many MTV headquarters and saw how they make the show “True Life.” When we reconvened at around 3:30, we all went to an Indian restaurant to celebrate our last day together in New York and Sasha’s birthday. And even later that evening (when we all had to pee) we went to Emily’s Dad’s apartment and the penthouse there to look at the city from a different angle. Then we met Emily’s brother and his girlfriend and they gave us a small tour of Times Square. A little while ago, we went off on our last subway and Path ride back to the firehouse in Jersey City. I think the two favorite parts of my day was meeting Morgan from MTV and seeing myself on the big Hundya screen in Times Square.
Posted on Friday March 15
Student Blog Post-Day 4
Hi I’m Steve! Today was an awesome day and pretty eventful! I personally went to the zoo in Central Park with my good friend Joseph. After that, we found the chocolate factory at FAO Schwartz where I was temped to spend $20 on two pounds of candy but decided against it. We walked for a while and found a diamond in the rough – an awesome video game store selling old and new style games. After that we went to the Blue Man group - that was an experience! I was weird, funny, and Corey and Sasha even got their heads patted by Blue Men. It was all pretty awesome. That was our day! I like New York, I enjoy the food and the culture but I miss the Maine soil and it doesn’t feel anything like home.
Posted on Thursday March 14
Student Blog Post-Day 3
Hi I’m Katrina, today I was the blogger-film taker. Today we started our day by a long, crowded subway ride. We continued to St Thomas Cathedral, a church with awesome designs. I loved watching the man in the church play piano upstairs because I thought it was just a track playing itself in the church. After we left the church we went to a museum (MoMA) and looked at whatever types of art interested us. After we left that we broke into groups and went shopping with a few staff and students at the stores of our choice for fourty five minutes, meeting back near Rockefeller Place. Than we went to Chelsea and walked the High Line all the way to Chelsea Market and got Italian sandwiches or pasta, and some got falafels from a street vender. We just finished a long circle and discussing art, now headed to bed!