Aligning Education and Employment Systems

Aspire Grant

Aspire grants are made under a unique partnership between MELMAC, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates, and the grantee school district. Grant work is community-wide, encouraging students in every grade to think about their futures. Collaboration with businesses and community organizations allows grantees to connect students to professionals for career exposure, exploration, and experience opportunities from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Grant Recipients

(Listed by grant cohort)


  • Aspire Riverhawks (Skowhegan - RSU #54/MSAD #54 School District) (Skowhegan)


  • Aspire Golden Bucks (RSU 25) (Bucksport)


  • Aspire Gorham (Gorham School District) (Gorham)