We began the day with a moment of silence on this Sept 11 anniversary.
Kim Mondonedo gets down and dirty to launch the latest method of raising money for the Eliminate Project. Make a pledge of your choosing for $$$ per pushup each week. What a good sport you are, Kim!
Freeman is gearing up for food for the auction, Paul is apparently contemplating any requests.
Larry Fleury handed out the solicitation forms on Thursday. See him if you don’t have yours. With Larry is his guest Matt Pouliout
Don’t forget about the upcoming Governors visit
Carrie Arsenault introduced todays speaker
Craig Larrabee, president and CEO of Jobs For Maine Graduates, Inc. gave the Kiwanis Club Thursday a program overview of their dropout prevention effort which now boasts a four-year graduation rate of 92%.
Larrabee said Maine has one of the best programs in the country, a private, non-profit operation established by the Maine Legislature in 1993 to minimize drop-outs and provide better school to work transition. He cited Maine Department of Labor figures showing 52% of JMG graduates enroll in post-secondary education and go on to earn 14% more than their peers 6 years after graduation.
He credited the success of the 79 high schools serving 5,000 students to the efficient use of business model practices, cost effective programs, education plans for each student, and program accountability among other innovative efforts
Bob West and John Gregory combined resources to win the 50/50 while Brianne McNalley won the brunch certificate.