JMG partners with Maine's public middle and high schools, community colleges, and our university system to help students reach their fullest potential. JMG serves more than 7,000 students in communities throughout all of Maine’s 16 counties.
JMG is the only nonprofit in Maine offering a continuum of support to help students transition from middle school through high school graduation, onto post-secondary education through degree attainment and connections to successful career pathways.
JMG programs are hosted within Maine's public schools, and classes and year-round activities are led by JMG Specialists who serve as mentors and educators. Specialists are able to develop student-centered, personalized education plans, delivered through a competency-based curriculum focusing on academic knowledge, career development skills, leadership, and teamwork.
JMG increases high school graduation rates, college retention, and degree attainment. It prepares students for successful careers after graduation by helping them overcome academic, financial, and social barriers. It empowers Maine students and models Maine’s next generation of young leaders, providing them with a toolbox of skills, knowledge, and best practices that they can use throughout their lives to achieve self-sufficiency, pursue their aspirations, and attain success. Each JMG student leaves the classroom with pride, direction, and a clearer sense of what they want out of life and how they are going to achieve it.
JMG’s unique connections to Maine businesses are an important part of achieving successful results on behalf of our students. By visiting our classrooms, hosting job shadows and internships, and volunteering at student enrichment events, JMG's more than 500 business partners help to expose students to Maine’s diverse network of employers and career opportunities.