The Challenge: Service Projects Wanted!

Aroostook Aspirations Initiative is working hard to put together a one-of-a-kind event in Aroostook County, and we need your help! The County Service Challenge, taking place on May 21, 2016, is a County-wide community service event designed to connect people with service projects that are in need of volunteers. We want anyone and everyone in Aroostook […]

What’s next for Aroostook Aspirations Initiative?

2015 was a big year for Aroostook Aspirations Initiative.  We: Added 20 new Gauvin Scholars to our roster. Began designing a comprehensive internship program to help place students looking to gain professional work experience in Aroostook County. Hosted several events, including the Reverse Career Fair, Hosted several events:  Reverse Career Fair, SHANTE weekend for 1st year Gauvin […]

Powerball for All

This week’s blog post is written by guest author Chris Rogeski, a Board of Directors’ member of Aroostook Aspirations Initiative. With the Powerball  reaching up to 1.3 billion dollars, many Americans are heading out to buy tickets, even though they know the odds are not in their favor, just in case they might get lucky enough to […]

Impressions of an Outsider: Harvest Break

We received such amazing, positive feedback from our post “Impressions of an Outsider”, written by our AmeriCorps VISTA Sarah Altomari, that we thought it’d be great to hear her thoughts on a long-time County tradition. “How many times in a week do you hear someone say something like “it’s sure not like it used to […]

Technology in the Classroom

Last week, we highlighted the importance of mentors and the impact they can have on students.  At Aroostook Aspirations Initiative, we also value the use of technology in education.  We believe technology innovation in the classroom is crucial to helping students build workforce skills.  Technology can be easily integrated into the classroom as early as Pre-K […]

Thank you, Amy White!

Many of us can look back and identify at least one person that greatly impacted our lives and potentially changed the path that we would follow.  Someone who pushed us to excel, supported us when we didn’t, and was always prepped with advice for the future.  That person could have been a boss, a teacher, or […]

Impressions of an Outsider

For those of you who may not know, we have a new face in the Aroostook Aspirations Initiative office.  We asked Sarah to share her initial impressions of Aroostook County and this is what she had to say.   “My name is Sarah.  I’m an outsider in Aroostook County.  Three weeks ago I moved from […]

An AWESOME Weekend

This week AAI’s post is penned by Jordyn Madore, the Internship Hub of Aroostook Coordinator.  She writes about the experience of her first AWESOME weekend, and what it means for Gauvin Scholars. Do you ever think to yourself, “Man, I wish I had that opportunity when I was younger!” If so, get ready to think […]