Penobscot Job Corps Center

Penobscot participates in Make a Difference Day…and we did!!

November 15th, 2012

The week of October 22, 2012,180 students and 20 staff members of the Penobscot Job Corps Academy participated in community service projects throughout Eastern Maine in conjuction with America’s largest day of service, Make A Difference Day (Saturday, October 27, 2012). Continuing a long standing tradition the PJCA joined with old and new community partners to Make A Difference in a wide variety of activities. On Thursday October 25,  PJCA was 69 strong in a group of approximately 350 who marched in downtown Bangor in the 1st annual Walk to End Domestic Abuse sponsored by long standing community partner Spruce Run. The young people were very enthusiastic and much appreciated by all in attendance. Other activities during the week included helping with Halloween decoration projects for Bangor Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Fort Knox in Bucksport, repairing trails at Cascade Park for the City of Bangor, mulching trails and bridge repair for Orono Parks & Recreation, preparing meals at the Bangor Area Shelter and Manna Ministries, loading trucks at the Good Sheppard Food Bank in Brewer and finally doing grounds maintenance at the main office of Spruce Run.