New Mission Family and Community Resource Coordinator

New Mission Family and Community Resource Coordinator

Stephanie Moores

The Downeast Campus in Cherryfield has a rich history of supporting youth and families through the EdGE, EdGE Journey, and Downeast Services Programs. When thinking about how to deepen our collaborations across the Downeast Campus, and to expand our whole family engagement supports, it was important to find a passionate, energetic, professional individual with a great sense of humor who could work alongside youth and their families.

We found that person in our new Family and Community Resource Coordinator, Stephanie Moores. Being an EdGE parent with an EdGE family, Stephanie understands how to engage youth and how to support families.

Downeast Director Melvin D. Adams III, Ed.D.


CHERRYFIELD, ME — I am excited about my new Mission role. I have had a connection with the Mission for many years, starting with the Christmas Program when my children were in Pre-K. All my children were involved in EdGE and the Journey programs.

The Mission really focuses on supporting the family as a whole. Family engagement is so important. With a large family of my own, we always look for opportunities to do things together. Not only does the Mission provide quality after-school programming through the EdGE program, it also provides opportunities for quality family experiences.

In my former role as Mission Food Security Programs Coordinator, I built connections with individuals in the community. And I look forward in my new role to building connections with students and their families; to become a resource for those who may have a need.

Family and Community Resource Coordinator Stephanie Moores

Thank you Thursday for Peninsula and Mountain View Schools K-8 Students

Thank you Thursday for Peninsula and Mountain View Schools K-8 Students

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to the K-8 students and staff at the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor, and to the K-8 students at the Mountain View School in Sullivan. Both groups were successful in helping our friends and neighbors who use the Mission’s Family Food Center in Cherryfield.

Peninsula School’s K-8 students and staff collected 302 boxes of cereal to donate to area food pantries. On the school’s Facebook page you can see an impressive video of the 302 cereal boxes set up like dominoes from one end of the school to the other. And 1st Grade teacher Katie Parker delivered 100 boxes to the Mission’s Food Pantry.

K-8 students at Mountain View School collected 5,792 packages of Ramen Noodles through their food drive, distributing the food to area pantries. Instructional Coach Megan Worcester delivered over 600 Ramen Noodle packages to the Mission. You can see what 5,792 packages look like on the school’s Facebook page.

Mission Food Programs Coordinator Stephanie Moores said, “We are so excited to see the enthusiasm of the staff and students helping area food pantries! We are so grateful for the generous and significant donations from both Peninsula and Mountain View. Their donations will help us feed many people.”

This is what community looks like.

On the web:

Mountain View School

Peninsula School

Mission December 2020 eNewsletter Now Online

Mission December 2020 eNewsletter Now Online

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Mission’s December 2020 eNewsletter is available to read or download online. Click here.

December 2020’a stories are:

Melvin D. Adams III, Ed.D Joins Mission as ​New Downeast Director

Christmas Around the Mission

Mission Announces Honorees for ​2021 Sunbeam Award Gala

Mission People & Places – Stephanie Moores

Reinventing Island Health Services

Please Make a Gift to the Mission Fund

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