Maine Campuses Team Up with Volunteers of America

Maine Campuses Team Up with Volunteers of America

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Image at left: Matthew Cote, Executive Director Presented a Framed Picture of Gratitude by Michael Coon, VP of External Relations for Volunteers of America

For the third consecutive year, Kaplan University’s campuses in Maine have been a contributor and major sponsor of Volunteer of America’s Camp POSTCARD in Poland, Maine.

Launched in 1994, Camp POSTCARD is a fun, unique and memorable adventure for kids across Maine’s communities. The camp is staffed by volunteer law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, community volunteers, and Volunteers of America personnel. Numerous organizations also step in to contribute time and donate resources to the week-long experience that creates life-long friendships and mentorship for 5th and 6th grade boys and girls. Many of the 150 or so children have never had the chance to go to camp before and the support of so many individuals allows these kids to have the time of their lives in Maine’s great outdoors!

All of the camp counselors are volunteers from Maine's Law Enforcement community. These dedicated men and women give their time to provide positive role models and promote the understanding that local law enforcement officers are there for guidance and there to help.

Campers experience new challenges: rock wall climbing, swimming, boating, arts and crafts, and all kinds of outdoors sporting activities. Kaplan University, Maine, supplies all of the children and counselors with Kaplan University hats and t-shirts which are proudly worn by all. 

Matthew Cote, Executive Director of Kaplan University’s Augusta campus, states “This ongoing partnership has been a very rewarding relationship and a great way to show that Kaplan University cares about our local communities. Given the alignment with our broader KHPE vision, this partnership will continue in 2017 to help build our reputation across the state, showing that we are invested in Maine’s future.”

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