Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) was the recent recipient of funds raised by employees of a local community bank.

“Once a month Katahdin Trust employees can donate a minimum of $1 to participate in our Casual Because We Care program,” explains Krista Putnam, Vice President, Marketing. “Our employees were excited to support JMG and all they do to help young people work toward successful career pathways.”

Katahdin Trust employees can dress casually on the second Friday of each month in support of various non-profit organizations throughout Maine. Each employee that participates in Casual Because We Care Days donates a minimum of $1 in exchange for the privilege to dress casually and wear jeans. Proceeds are sent quarterly to a pre-selected non-profit organization.

“We are grateful for the support Katahdin Trust Company provides JMG, from visiting our classrooms and being a resource for the financial literacy component of our curriculum, to the generosity of its employees,” shares Heather Douglass, JMG Vice President, Institutional Advancement.  “Having impactful community partners like Katahdin Trust Company helps us achieve our mission; to guide students on a successful path toward continued education, a meaningful career, and a productive adulthood.”

JMG partners with Maine's public middle and high schools, community colleges, and our university system to help students reach their fullest potential. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, JMG serves more than 7,000 students in communities throughout all of Maine’s 16 counties.

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