First National Bank claims the spot at top sponsor of Unified Basketball Tournament; Penobscot County FCU joins Courageous Steps as an organization sponsor
First National Bank of Maine, has decided to become the top sponsor of our first annual Unified Basketball fun-day event, being held on Saturday March 11th, 2017, at Orono High School's Gymnasium.
First National Bank is one of three sponsors that have joined this new fundraising event, which will benefit local Unified Basketball programs in Eastern Maine, and beyond in the future.
We are also excited to announce that Penobscot County Federal Credit Union, will join us as an organization sponsor, to further the organization's charitable purposes.
To become a sponsor of this great organization, please contact Connor Archer, at: email@example.com.
Message from founder & CEO Connor Archer
Tonight, I am proud to announce this change to our 4th annual walk-run event for Sunday May 21st, 2017. From this date forward, the Courageous Steps Walk-Run will be named after our friend Dylan McInnis. Dylan, an individual who has touched so many in our community, continues to remind us all of the steps of courage he took. A sincere thanks goes to Dylan's family for accepting our proposal to rename our event, and we look forward to honoring Dylan, and his family, at this year's event. If anyone has any questions about this change, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tremont Consolidated School is greeted by founder & CEO Connor Archer & completes 'One Word' Challenge
As you can suspect, founder & CEO Connor Archer, has been busy the past couple of weeks, making sure everything is flowing smoothly with 2017 so far.
The Courageous Steps Project's founder & CEO visited the Tremont Consolidated School, in Tremont, which is associated with the Mount Desert Island Administrative School District.
Archer was the main keynote speaker for their annual Special Needs Awareness Fair, which is hosted by the Tremont Consolidated School's Parent Teacher Organization.
Archer's words of wisdom, brought educators and students to tears of inspiration, as he talks about the significance of people in his life, and in The Courageous Steps Project. Board member, Jessica Archer, joined Connor in the keynote presentation.
During that day, Connor also released the organization's ninth 'One Word' Challenge production. You can view that here: https://youtu.be/5_xbrgETmkk.
If you know of an organization that is looking at inviting Connor to be your keynote speaker, please visit our speaking engagements page to learn more on how you can bring Connor to your event.
The Courageous Steps Project's Board of Directors, and CEO, hosted it's first annual dinner, recognizing key supporters that have moved the organization forward. During this night, we announced our 2017 Katahdin & Black Bear Award winners.
Receiving this year's Katahdin Award was Darlings Auto Group. Representing Darlings Auto Group was Jake Caron, and Jake Knight.
Receiving this year's Black Bear Award was Vafiades, Brountas & Kominsky. Representing VBK, was Paul Brown and Kady Huff.
The event Keynote Speaker, Dr. Tim Rogers, had a wonderful presentation for the crowd as well.
A sincere thank you goes to our board of directors, and CEO, for all of their efforts, in making this evening possible.
If anyone has any questions, or concerns, please email us at: email@example.com.
Unified Basketball tournament to take place in March, so far presented by Beal College; one of many early endeavors in 2017
The Courageous Steps Project will be hosting it's first Unified Basketball tournament, inviting schools from surrounding regions to attend the event.
The event, presented by Beal College so far, will be organized by board members & volunteers, to help grow the Wishlist Initiative, which was launched back in 2016. The Courageous Steps Wishlist Initiative, helps classroom teachers in Maine, receive sensory learning equipment that can be used in the classroom.
This just one of many endeavors that The Courageous Steps Project has coming in early 2017, to strengthen it's charitable purposes for the future of the organization.
According to founder & CEO Connor Archer, sponsorships are starting to come in for the year, and our finances are the best they have been since 2014. Archer has also indicated that we are on the right track with expanding our initiatives.
Stay tuned to our facebook for upcoming events that we have. If you haven't gotten a chance to like our facebook page, please do so, as you will access to find out more information about upcoming events that we have.
Center Drive School accepts first 'One Word' Challenge for 2017; 'One Word' continues to impact many lives
On Wednesday January 4th, 2017, founder & CEO Connor Archer officially challenged the Center Drive School in Orrington for the 8th 'One Word' Challenge of The Courageous Steps Project initiative. This also happens to be the first 'One Word' Challenge accepted in 2017.
The Courageous Steps Project is committed to building stronger communities, whether it's a church group, after-school program, or a school. This initiative has changed the thinking of many individuals about how challenging it is for some individuals to thrive in a community.
The Center Drive School joins the other following schools that have or will be completing their 'One Word' Challenge:
Veazie Community School
Viola Rand Elementary School
Alton Elementary School
Orono Middle School
Rad 'O' Camp
Glenburn Elementary School
Brewer Community School
If you have any questions about our 'One Word' Challenge, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courageous Steps Project fundraiser held at Governor's - 8/9/16