Applications for Journey Youth Mentoring Program Open Until 10/29

Applications for Journey Youth Mentoring Program Open Until 10/29

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Applications are now being accepted for the Journey program! Journey is a youth mentoring program beginning in 7th grade for students at Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School.

Journey provides outdoor recreation, college and career readiness, leadership development, exposure to environmental and cultural awareness, and community engagement.

The application deadline is October 29, 2021. Learn more and apply here.

The Mission’s New Choice Food Pantry

The Mission’s New Choice Food Pantry

One of many new signs helping patrons find available foods.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — In July 2021 we changed the Mission Family Food Center into a place where our patrons could choose their foods. Our choice pantry offers patrons dignity and cuts down on food wasted. The pantry now has the feel and look of a grocery store complete with signs to showcase available foods.

The feedback is all positive. People tell us, “This is wonderful.” “Thank you for doing this, it is amazing.” “I feel better about coming to the food pantry.” “I don’t have to feel bad about throwing food away because now I can get only what I am going to use.” “Thank you for having an organic section.”

Mission Food Security and Sustainability Programs Coordinator Megan Smith said, “I look forward to coming to work each day knowing this change has made a huge difference in how our patrons view coming to the food pantry. Also, it gives me an opportunity to engage with patrons and get to know them better.”

Mission October eNewsletter Available Online

Mission October eNewsletter Available Online

The Mission’s October 2021 eNewsletter is available to read online or download in PDF format.

Table of Contents:

  • Davis Maine Scholars Visit Partner Colleges
  • Sunbeam Out of the Water for Annual Physical
  • Donor Provides Forty $10K Housing Grants Downeast
  • The Mission’s New Choice Food Pantry
  • New Mission Family and Community Resource Coordinator
  • People & Places – Margaret Snell

Learn more.

Thank you Thursday for EdGE Tennis Tourney Sponsors, Organizers

Thank you Thursday for EdGE Tennis Tourney Sponsors, Organizers

Pictured is the 17th Annual Tournament winning team, Wyman’s, also a lead sponsor of the event.

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the sponsors and organizers of our 17th EdGE Tennis Tournament.

The EdGE Tennis Tournament, held Saturday, October 2 at the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor, raised funds for Ed Greaves Education (EdGE), the Mission’s youth development program. Local businesses sponsor four-person teams for morning and afternoon matches of exciting, competitive tennis. Mission President John Zavodny said, “EdGE kids are better off because of your work and support.”

Thank you for visiting our complete list of sponsors and organizers who made the tournament possible and fun.

This is what community looks like.

Congrats to the EdGE Tennis Team’s Second Place finish.