Awards and Recognition

JMG is proud of the awards and recognition received for the work we collaboratively accomplish with staff and students.

National Awards

Best Program in the Nation 

JMG has been named the "Best Program in the Nation" by Jobs for America's Graduates for exceeding national outcome standards for 22 consecutive years.


Maine Awards

JMG Specialists Inducted into Educators Hall of Fame

Three JMG Specialists were selected as Maine Educators Hall of Fame Starting 9 Inductees for 2017. Tara Houle of Sanford Junior High School; Stephany Perkins of Madison Area Memorial High School; and, Tara Poole of Shead High School. Sponsored by Unum and the Portland Seadogs, this award recognizes nine teachers each year for their extraordinary efforts in the classroom.

Community Service Kenney Award winner for 2017

JMG was presented with the Kennebec Valley Chamber's Community Service Award in recognition of the many hours of service our students provide to charities throughout central Maine. For the very first time, the winner was chosen in a live vote by 700 guests at the Chamber's annual gala.

JMG Students Recognized by Margaret Chase Smith Library

Every year, JMG students provide more than 35,000 hours of community service to local charities. The Margaret Chase Smith Library has chosen to recognize JMG students in several of our high school programs for the work they do to make their communities a better place to live.

Friend of Youth in Care Award for Leadership in Improving the Lives of Youth in Foster Care

JMG was recognized by YLAT for making a commitment to, advocating for, leading on behalf of, and being a positive role model for youth in care.

Education Leadership Award 

The Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education awarded JMG the Weston L. Bonney Education Leadership Award. The award is presented to those who show "commitment, vision and courage in support of Maine students."

Best Places to Work in Maine 

JMG was recognized as one of 40 Best Places to Work in Maine for 2010 by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Best Companies Group, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Employment Times/MyJobWave.com, and Mainebiz.

Community Spirit Award 

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine presented JMG with the Brendan Batson Community Spirit Award in recognition of all the JMG students who have contributed to the Foundation's cause over the years.

Giraffe Award 

JMG was honored to receive the Giraffe Award from the Maine Children's Alliance for "sticking its neck out" for Maine's children, youth, and families.

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy for Maine 

The students of JMG were awarded Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy for Maine by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northern New England, recognizing the students' commitment to their communities through financial support and development of charitable programs.

Champion of Economic Development 

JMG was named a "Champion of Economic Development" by the Maine Development Foundation for its commitment to Maine's economic growth.