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Aroostook Aspirations Helping County Youth Achieve Educational Dreams and Pursue Career Excellence

| August 27, 2014

Aroostook students will turn college dreams into degree realities with a little help from the Maine Community Foundation. Aroostook Aspirations Initiative recently received a $10,000 grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Meander Fund of Maine and the Pine Tree Fund.  The two grants helped to jumpstart a supporting pillar of the Gauvin Scholar program become […]

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Aroostook Aspirations Vying for Top 40 Position and 25 Thousand Dollar Service Grant in State Farm Facebook Contest

| May 1, 2014

Good news for the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative. The organization is among the 200 nonprofits selected in North America to compete for a chance to win 25 thousand dollars as part of the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Facebook Competition. It’s the only program selected in Maine. And as Shawn Cunningham explains, if the organization IS selected […]

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Aroostook Aspirations Announces First Ever Countywide Serve-A-Thon

| February 27, 2014

County leaders wanting to tackle the problem of youth outmigration see SERVICE as their saving grace. Organizers of the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative are launching a first ever countywide day of service event. Sealed with a handshake, the Heidi’s Hope Serv-a-Thon is set to begin this fall with six county schools in the communities of Easton, […]

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Higher Education Institutions Recommit to Aroostook Aspirations Initiative

| January 13, 2014

Its been a year since Aroostook Aspirations launched to tackle the issue of youth outmigration and a struggling county workforce as a result of it. Since their launch…many schools, county businesses and economic development groups have jumped on board the initiative’s bandwagon. Now a new announcement that will help further their cause. County high school […]

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Education To Industry Summit Examines Youth Outmigration

| August 7, 2013

From Houlton to Fort Kent, this room is full of the county’s best and brightest…educators…business leaders and community advocates. But it’s the next generation of best and bright, they’re all concerned for. And why this Education to Industry Summit is created…to keep young people from leaving the county to pursue opportunities elsewhere. Bob Dorsey is […]

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