Middle School Program

Middle School Programs

JMG offers core and customized middle school programs across the state. While each program is tailored to fit the needs of students and our school partners, all share common factors of competency- and experiential-based curriculum delivered by a student-centered JMG Specialist, who tracks the outcomes of their program.

High School Program

High School Programs

JMG offers core and customized high school programs across the state. While each program is tailored to fit the needs of students and our school partners, all share common factors of competency- and experiential-based curriculum delivered by a student-centered JMG Specialist, who tracks the outcomes of their program.

College Success Program

JMG's College Success Program (CSP) is a comprehensive bridging and retention program that starts in high school and continues seamlessly through college. The singular and overarching goal of the CSP is to help students with barriers to education obtain a post-secondary credential.

JMG Summer Academy

In partnership with Thomas College, JMG offers a summer intensive for select rising high school seniors. The JMG Summer Academy is a five-day intensive opportunity for 20-50 rising seniors to experience college life first-hand, earn three college credits that will transfer to the college of their choice, and develop valuable skills to help them succeed in college.

     

    Southern Maine Youth Transition Network

    JMG is a founding member of the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network (SMYTN), led by the Muskie Institute for Public Service and one of 21 national Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund sites, and one of only four rural sites.

    MELMAC Program

    JMG and the MELMAC Foundation have collaborated to partner with three high schools to provide support to students on a school-wide basis to identify their aspirations for life after high school, and then connect those aspirations to a post-secondary plan. The MELMAC/JMG partnership is offered at Brewer High School, Winslow High School, and Windham High School.

    Jumpstart Our Youth (JOY)

    JMG collaborates with the Unity Foundation, the Maine Community Foundation, and the Unitel Corporation to teach middle and high school students about the value of hands-on community commitment and the principles of "smart" philanthropy through a program called Jumpstart Our Youth (JOY).

    Opportunity Passport™

    The Opportunity Passport™ program provides financial literacy skills and an opportunity for matched savings designed to help youth successfully transition to adulthood. Experienced staff at Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) provide ongoing, consistent support as youth develop savings goals and plan for asset purchases.

    Learn, Earn, Achieve Potential (LEAP) Initiative

    Through the LEAP (Learn, Earn, and Achieve Potential) collaborative initiative, JMG provides both a competency-based high school education model, including alternative delivery options and support, and post-secondary support services for all eligible foster care youth.

    LearningWorks

    Since August of 2010, JMG has partnered with the Portland-based LearningWorks, a nonprofit serving youth, immigrants, and low-income families.

    Career Preparation and Financial Literacy Partnership in Somerset County

    JMG is partnering with Skowhegan Savings Bank and Somerset County businesses and schools to develop a career preparation curriculum that addresses the gap in soft career skills, including financial literacy, communication, and time management.

    JMG Pathways Initiative at Portland Public Schools

    The Pathways to Success initiative is a long-term collaboration established in 2010, and supported by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, between JMG and Portland Public Schools designed to develop and implement student-centered practices, provide robust professional development for teachers and leaders, and engage parents, businesses, and the community in educating the city’s children.