Tag: Christina Griffith

Davis Maine Scholars Visit Partner Colleges

Photos and story by Davis Maine Scholarship Director Christina Griffith. NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – The Mission’s first Davis Maine Scholar cohort just returned from a 660 mile, four-day road-trip to visit Wheaton College, Clark University, and University of New England in Massachusetts and Southern Maine. The cohort’s six scholars traveled with two mentors: Davis Maine…

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College Exploration-Engagement Students’ Mini Retreat

In 2019 the Mission introduced a new College Exploration and Engagement Program (CEE) for Sumner and Narraguagus junior and senior high school students centered on college preparation, persistence, and completion. Christina Griffith, the Mission Director of Davis Maine Scholarship, sent this report on the CEE group’s first in-person gathering in twelve months. “For the first…

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Mission Selects Inaugural Davis Maine Scholarship Recipients

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Six hardworking Downeast high school juniors learned recently they were selected as Maine’s first Davis Maine Scholars. The students — all first-generation college bound— will each receive a full four-year cost of attendance scholarship at one of three Davis Maine Scholarship partner colleges: Clark University (MA), University of New England (ME),…

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Thank you Thursday to Jasmine Church and Tristan Alley

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to Tristan Alley and Jasmine Church, for their inspiring leadership and heart on behalf of Downeast students! These young leaders represent the best of Maine Seacoast Mission: having benefited from Mission programming and support, they now contribute to Mission communities through their passionate dedication…

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Pathways Students Express Gratitude, Hope

BAR HARBOR, ME — Student Pathways includes Mission programs that provide mentoring and support for Downeast and Island middle, high school and college students. Through individual mentoring, group workshops, scholarships and enrichment opportunities, we work to help all students develop the confidence, insights and information they need to successfully navigate their transitions to and through…

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Student Pathways Moments – Photos Taken During These Complex Days

PENOBSCOT, ME — I wanted to share single Student Pathways moments, photos students sent amid these complex Covid-19 days. Here are three photos from three of our high school sophomores, each of whom is in our College Exploration and Engagement Program: Rachel’s painted buoys (Rachel C., Sumner Memorial H.S.) Night Owl (Mali S., Narraguagus H.S.)…

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Fifteen Roses for Mission College Readiness Student

BAR HARBOR, ME — Mission Director of Student Pathways Christina Griffith brought this Ellsworth American story to our attention. Ana Rosa Valencia Jungo, said Director Griffith, “is one of our wonderful college readiness students.” The Mission’s college readiness program provides mentoring and support as students involved transition to and through college. ellsworthamerican.com Fifteen roses March…

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Island Middle to High School Transition Program – High Seas, Resilient Kids

BAR HARBOR, ME — It is an example of how the Mission watches and listens to our communities and responds creatively. That’s how Maine Seacoast Mission President John Zavodny described the Mission’s island Middle to High School Transition Program. Led by Mission Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman, the annual Transition Program retreat helps…

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Mission Celebrates First-Generation College Students

BAR HARBOR, ME — In 2017, The Council for Opportunity in Education designated November 8t h as a day to celebrate first-generation college students. By first-generation (“first gen”), we mean students who will be the first members of their families to graduate from a four-year college. According to The Center for First Generation Student Success:…

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Mission, Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and Partner Colleges Launch Four-Year Davis Maine Scholarship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2019 For More Information Contact: Scott K Fish Communications and Marketing
[email protected] (207)-458-7185 Maine Seacoast Mission, Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and Three Partner Colleges Launch Four-Year Davis Maine Scholarship BAR HARBOR, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission, the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, and three inaugural Partner Colleges — Clark…

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