Journey Program Coordinator Delivers ‘Graduation in a Box’ to 8th Grade Journey Students

BAR HARBOR, ME — Congratulations Class of 2020 students and best wishes for high school!

Journey Program Coordinator Briana West ended the academic year with heart and spirit, delivering Graduations in a Box to our 2020 8th grade Journey graduates. Bri used this project to catch up with her students in person for the first time since schools shifted to remote learning as a Covid-19 precaution. The students loved their creatively decorated boxes that included leather journals, sweet treats and other celebratory bits!

Bri said she is looking forward to follow-up meetings, albeit physically distanced, with her students this summer.

Journey is a six-year youth mentoring program. Made possible by the Lerner Foundation and its mentoring-based initiative, Aspirations Incubator, Journey is designed to raise/sustain aspirations of rural Maine middle and high school students.