Wine Our Way

Posted on Friday August 3, 2018

Join us at WillowsAwake Winery & Vineyard in Leeds, ME for Wine Our Way! The event will feature a vineyard tour, wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, as well as the chance to hear from nationally recognized enologist Drew Horton who will be presenting wines produced from cold hardy grape vines, developed specifically for the northern regions of the United States. Guests will be able to taste different varietals while helping to determine Maine wine preferences.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

We are still accepting Sponsors for this event! For more information click the link below.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SPONSOR


Become a 2018 – 2019 Sponsor!

Posted on Monday July 30, 2018

Wayfinder Schools will host two events during the 2018-2019 school year: Wine Our Way, a new fall event and & wine tasting hosted at WillowsAwake Winery & Vineyard, and our annual spring Author Event hosted by our friend, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. Wine Our Waywill feature a presentation Drew Horton, a nationally recognized enologist. Guests will be able to taste different varietals while helping to determine Maine wine preferences. The event will include the guest speaker presentation, tour of the vineyard, tasting, and hors d’oeuvres. The Author Event will include a literary discussion with Richard Russo and the visiting author about their individual works, characters and inspirations. Sponsorship includes tickets to the catered Author Reception and an opportunity to mingle with both authors.

ALL PLEDGES AND PAYMENTS MADE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2018, WILL ENSURE BUSINESS LOGO IS USED IN PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS FOR BOTH EVENTS.

Click HERE to become a 2018-2019 Sponsor

If you wish to make a pledge to become a 2018-2019 Sponsor, please email us at info@wayfinderschools.org.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor $5,000 & above

  • Premier display of business logo at both events and in promotional materials, including social media, website, and e-newsletter
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Logo included in both event programs
  • 8 Author event tickets including entry to the author reception and 8 wine event tickets

 

Gold Sponsor $2,500-$5,000

  • Business logo displayed prominently at both events and in promotional materials, including social media, website, and e-newsletter
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Logo included in both event programs
  • 6 Author event tickets including entry to the author reception and 6 wine event tickets

 

Silver Sponsor $1,000-$2,500

  • Business logo displayed at both events and in promotional materials, including social media, website, and e-newsletter
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Logo included in both event programs
  • 4 Author event tickets including entry to the author reception and 4 wine event tickets

 

Business Friend $500-$1,000

  • Business logo displayed at both events and in promotional materials, including social media, website, and e-newsletter
  • Logo included in both event programs

Click HERE to become a 2018-2019 Sponsor


Wayfinder Schools Graduations!

Posted on Tuesday May 22, 2018

Join us as we celebrate our graduating Class of 2018!

Graduations are at various dates/locations, so please review the details below. We hope to see you there!

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Flatbreads Pizza Night May 8

Posted on Monday April 23, 2018

On Tuesday, May 8, from 5-9 pm, a portion of all Portland Flatbreads pizza sales will benefit Wayfinder Schools! Staff and students will be there, so swing by to say hello and enjoy some delicious pizza for a great cause!

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Claire Messud In Conversation with Richard Russo May 10!

Posted on Thursday February 8, 2018

New York Times best-selling novelist, Claire Messud, joins Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, for a lively conversation about books, writing, and “all things literary” on Thursday, May 10 at Hannaford Hall in Portland.
Messud is the award-winning author of The Emperor’s Children, The Woman Upstairs, and The Burning Girl. The LA Times calls her “an absolute master storyteller.” Russo is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Risk Pool, Mohawk, Nobody’s Fool, Everybody’s Fool, That Old Cape Magic, Bridge of Sighs, Elsewhere, Trajectory, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Empire Falls.
Russo and Messud will be introduced by Kirkus Prize-winning novelist, Lily King, author of Euphoria. The conversation will be preceded by a catered reception with the authors (for sponsors, host committee members, and reception ticket-holders) and followed by a book signing sponsored by Print: A Bookstore.

To purchase tickets to the Author Reception or the Reading, click on the “Buy Tickets” button below.

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Interested in becoming a Sponsor or Host Committee member to this event?  Click HERE for more information and contact us at info@wayfinderschools.org

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Host Committee Members

Paul Andrews, Lowell & Ella Brown, Derrick Buckspan & Laura O’Neill, Brock & Lane Clarke,
Jeff & Micki Colquhoun, Dan & Kim Dorsky, Melissa Duffy, Bill & Vicki Ferentz, Tao & Alison Fineberg,
Alice Bingham Gorman, Rick & Kathy Grossman, Brian Grzymski, Lynn Hallett, Whitney Harvey, Lily King, Susan Koch, Catherine Martin, Dick & Carolyn McGoldrick, Jerry McQueeney, John & Denny Palmer,
Alan & Erin Pimentel, Don & Pam Russell,Richard & Barbara Russo, Mark Winkworth & Jule Selbo,
Anthony Lyons & Brenda Chandler

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Head of Schools Martha Kempe recognized by The United Nations Association of Maine

Posted on Friday October 27, 2017

martha receives UN award

Wayfinder Head of Schools Martha Kempe was one of four Maine educators recognized with a Global Goals, Local Leaders Award at Bates College on October 21. The award was presented by The United Nations Association of Maine in recognition of those who are ensuring inclusive, quality education for all, and promoting lifelong learning. Congratulations Martha!

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Thank you United Midcoast Charities!

Posted on Friday October 27, 2017

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Pictured above: Wayfinder Head of Schools Martha Kempe (back row) at September’s UMC grant award ceremony in Belfast.

We are honored to be the recipients of grant funding from United Midcoast Charities, which helps fund our Passages Program for teen parents. Thank you UMC!

https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/united-midcoast-charities-awards-500-000-in-grants/1692068

 


A nice article about our Camden Open House. Thank you Pen Bay Pilot!

Posted on Friday October 27, 2017

open house PBP

http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/wayfinder-school-moving-45-years-after-getting-solid-start-camden/93260#.WeNLj1v1l3Y.facebook

 


Harvest Homecoming!

Posted on Wednesday September 27, 2017

On Thursday, October 26, we’ll celebrate our 4th annual Harvest Homecoming from 4-7 pm at our Opportunity Farm campus, 215 Gloucester Hill Rd. in New Gloucester. Barn dance from 4-5 pm, followed by fabulous Fall foods and an evening lantern parade through our field. Kid friendly. Costumes encouraged. All are welcome!

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Wayfinder students in the news!

Posted on Monday September 25, 2017

Caden Carr, 17, helps carry bags of donated clothing at the Hope Haven Gospel Mission in Lewiston on Thursday. Carr and his 11 classmates from the Wayfinder School in New Gloucester brought 20 bags of clothes to the shelter. Students at the school struggle in a traditional setting for a variety of reasons, said program director Oren Stevens. The residential program serves students statewide, but about half of the student body are from the Lewiston area, Stevens said. "Some of our students have history with Hope Haven or similar shelters," he said. "So this was a good opportunity to give back." From left are: Gabby Aube, Becca Leavitt, Jesh Flynn, Chelsey Lavertu, Kass Warren, Jazlynn Burnell, Carr and Stevens.

Caden Carr, 17, helps carry bags of donated clothing at the Hope Haven Gospel Mission in Lewiston on Thursday. Carr and his 11 classmates from the Wayfinder School in New Gloucester brought 20 bags of clothes to the shelter. Students at the school struggle in a traditional setting for a variety of reasons, said program director Oren Stevens. The residential program serves students statewide, but about half of the student body are from the Lewiston area, Stevens said. “Some of our students have history with Hope Haven or similar shelters,” he said. “So this was a good opportunity to give back.” From left are: Gabby Aube, Becca Leavitt, Jesh Flynn, Chelsey Lavertu, Kass Warren, Jazlynn Burnell, Carr and Stevens.

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2017/09/21/wayfinder-students-donate-clothes-lewiston-shelter/2204250