The Courageous Steps Project recently challenged the Dedham School in Dedham to the first Courageous Steps ‘One Word’ Challenge of the 2017-2018 School Year.
Founder & CEO Connor Archer visited the school on Tuesday September 19th, to deliver the official challenge. You can find a video of that posted on our Facebook page.
This marks the 12th school that has accepted a ‘One Word’ Challenge. 11 schools have completed the challenge.
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Old Town Elementary School teachers April Poulsen, and Lesile Johnson-Wright received a Wishlist donation from The Courageous Steps Project on Monday August 28th.
The donation allowed them to purchase sensory seating for their classrooms creating a sensory area, allowing children to sit on them and read, do homework, or do an in-class activity.
They are the first teachers to receive a Wishlist donation from Old Town Elementary School. This is the 9th Wishlist donation this year. That’s nearly tripled from last year’s total.
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The Courageous Steps Project recently held a benefit dinner at Governor’s Restaurant in Old Town on Tuesday August 8th.
Proceeds from the event went towards fulfilling the mission and vision of The Courageous Steps Project.
The Courageous Steps Project holds many events throughout the year, including raffles and a silent auction coming up this fall.
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The Courageous Steps Project held it’s 4th annual back-to-school drive on Wednesday August 2nd at Governor’s Restaurant in Ellsworth from 9:00am to 2:30pm. The Old Town location however stayed open until 6:00pm.
Notebooks, backpacks, pencil boxes, and crayons, are just some of the items donated today. Several monetary donations were made as well.
“We had a pretty successful day overall” said founder & CEO Connor Archer. “Our board members and committee members stepped up today to make sure everything was in great shape” added Archer.
Archer continues on saying that there will be changes to next year’s drive, to improve on the collection of supplies in certain regions of Maine.
You can still donate your supplies at many locations throughout the Bangor area, and at the Wireless Zone in Ellsworth. To view a full list of drop off locations, and monetary donation locations, please visit the back-to-school drive section of our website!
To mail in a big donation, please mail it to:
The Courageous Steps Project
Att. Back-To-School Drive
P.O. Box 1
Stillwater, ME 04489
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The Courageous Steps Project will be hosting its’ 4th annual back-to-school drive at Governor’s Restaurant locations in Ellsworth and Old Town. The Ellsworth location will be open from 9:00am-5:00pm, while the Old Town location will be open until 6:00pm.
We will be collecting supplies from notebooks, crayons, backpacks, lunch boxes, even tissues and clorox wipes. All supplies donated will help support schools in Hancock and Penobscot counties.
“We are more prepared than ever for this drive coming up” said founder & CEO Connor Archer. “We are prepared at both locations to take lots of supplies for schools in both regions. Based on the conversations on social media, we should have a good day” added Archer.
Ice cream cones will also be sold at $1.99 at both locations the entire day. All proceeds from that will also benefit the drive.
A raffle will take place as well at both locations. Raffle items will be announced on Monday July 31st on our Facebook page.
If you cannot make it to the drive, you are encouraged to drop off supplies at one of our many bin locations throughout the region. We have bins in Bangor, Ellsworth, Milford, Old Town, and Orono. We also have monetary bins scattered around the area. Find a full list of those on our back-to-school drive page, under the fundraisers tab.
You can also donate by sending a donation to:
The Courageous Steps Project, P.O. Box 1, Stillwater, ME 04489
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For some, summer is a time to escape the daily routine of teaching or learning. For others, it’s a chance prepare even more for the upcoming school year.
The Courageous Steps Project is exactly taking that necessary step to help schools prepare for the next school year. On Wednesday August 2nd, join us at Governor’s Restaurant locations in Ellsworth and Old Town, for our 4th annual back-to-school drive.
All proceeds from the drive will benefit schools in Penobscot and Hancock counties.
The drive will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm in Ellsworth. Our Old Town location will be open until 6:00pm that day. Stop by at anytime during those hours to donate your school supplies or to make a monetary donation to be used to purchase more supplies that were not donated as much prior to the drive.
“This continues to be a huge event for us” says founder & CEO Connor Archer. “With our newly-formed non-profit umbrella, we can grow and expand this event into a region-wide campaign” added Archer.
Bins will be released on Monday July 17th at Bangor Savings Bank locations in Old Town and Orono, Penobscot County Federal Credit Union locations in Bangor and Old Town, Horizon Solutions LLC in Bangor, the Green House Nursery School in Milford, and Governor’s Restaurant in Old Town. Other locations may be added.
Monetary donations as of Sunday July 9th, will be collected at Horizon Solutions LLC as well.
To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit our back-to-school drive page under the fundraisers section of our website. If you are an educator or an administrator of a school in Penobscot and Hancock counties, you can go online and fill out our application. This will not only guarantee your school to receive supplies, but also will give you a chance to tell us what your school needs for supplies.
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Weather was a big factor in The Courageous Steps Project’s 1st annual Charity Kickball Fun-Day. Earlier in the day, steady showers threatened the event. Luckily, the moving the event to the afternoon ensured avoiding rain drops, and allowed for pleasant sunshine.
“We made this change earlier in the day at around 5:30am" said founder & CEO Connor Archer. “It is our duty as an organization to ensure that everyone is safe at our events” added Archer.
The teams still came out and played despite the last minute change, and had quite the fun experience. “I can’t say enough how great this is for my son to see events like this” said one of the team organizers. This was one of the many statements that trickled in throughout the event. Even some spectators came out to witness the fun action.
All team participants and spectators were treated to a cookout afterwards featuring burgers and hotdogs along with whoopee pies. We also had free drawings take place during the event. A free contest also took place for those who were interested.
“Our turnout was decent for the first year, and for a busy weekend” said Archer. “We had many teams that wanted to be formed, but just couldn’t pull it off due to prior commitments. It is our goal to do this on a different weekend to see if we can form more teams” added Archer.
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1st annual Courageous Steps Charity Kickball fun-day coming up this Saturday; schedule to be released later this coming week
The Courageous Steps Project will be hosting its’ 1st annual charity kickball fun-day on Saturday June 24th, at Leonard Middle School’s Oak Street softball field from 10am to 3pm.
All proceeds from the event will benefit The Courageous Steps Project, which strives to help children and young adults with developmental challenges.
Spectators are encouraged to donate $5.00-$10.00 for their admission fee.
A free cookout will take place for all team participants following the last game of the day. Hotdogs, hamburgers, will be provided along with snacks and refreshments. Spectators must pay $5.00 to participate in the cookout.
Throughout the day, a raffle will occur with four different prizes that you can win. Cash and checks are accepted only!
We will also have Courageous Steps products available for sale. Cash and checks are also only accepted!
To find out more information and updates on our charity kickball fun-day, please visit this link: 1st annual Courageous Steps Charity Kickball Fun-Day, or email us at: email@example.com.
$1,000 grant helps Brewer School Department Special Education purchase social thinking curriculum materials, therapy instructional supplies, and assistive technology
The Brewer School Department's Special Education program received a Charitable Giving grant back in December of 2016 for $1,000.00 from The Courageous Steps Project.
Since then, the program has been able to put the grant into good use purchasing social thinking curriculum materials and supplies, occupational therapy instructional supplies such as fine motor strengthening materials (therapuddy), grips and writing aids, and assistive technology to facilitate student communication.
“We cannot thank The Courageous Steps Project enough for their generosity” said Angela Moore, special education director of the Brewer School Department in an email sent to our founder & CEO Connor Archer on Friday.
“It is a pleasure to be able to support a program that strives to help children with developmental challenges” said Archer in a brief statement.
This grant was made possible through the Courageous Steps Project’s Charitable Giving initiative, which helps bigger organizations, or smaller organizations with bigger intentions to improve their classroom. To apply for a grant, please visit the Charitable Giving section of our website.
The Courageous Steps Project is preparing for its’ 1st annual Charity Kickball fun-day on Saturday June 24th, at Leonard Middle School’s Oak Street Fields from 10am to approximately 3pm.
A FREE cookout will take place for all team participants. Spectators are asked to pay a fee of $5.00.
We are currently waiting on final team names to be sent in for this event. We ask that your team registration form w/ payment be sent in by Monday June 19th. If you want to scan your registration form, and bring your payment that day, that is fine too. It is important that we know the names, so we can finalize the game day schedule.
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Courageous Steps Project fundraiser held at Governor's - 8/9/16