This summer, our curriculum is called “Linked by Love.” 

“We know that love comes from God, and sometimes we experience it directly. More often, God’s love in manifest in relationships of all kinds that weave in and out of our lives. We see God’s love in close friends and family – those we are born into and those we chose along the way. We see God in quiet moments where we are present with each other and in acts of profound grace when we have been far apart. We hear God in life guiding and life changing words of truth from those who know and love us. We know that such love links our lives, teaching us about commitment, intimacy, grace, and faith. As we seek to create and strengthen life giving relationships, we remember that such love flows from God, links us all together, and we give thanks.”

The summer mission focus centers around the Platinum Rule: “Treat others as they would like to be treated.” For the summer of 2024, we will support Maine Seacoast Mission.

Maine Seacoast Mission plays a special role in offering placed-based, strengths-based support to the people who face barriers to quality of life. The Mission is the only organization serving the 9,500+ square mile region and its 90,000+ residents with such a comprehensive collection of inter-related services. Over decades of delivering our programs, we have been able to successfully create a landscape of services that improve quality of life for Downeast residents far more than any single successful program could.

Through the interconnection of EdGE Youth Development, Housing Improvement, and related programs– our staff provides a high level of wrap-around support to community members. These programs increase aspirations, family stability, and community resilience for Downeast children and their families. 

Check out a video about their program here.