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American Idealism Meets African Potential: JMG Goes Global

April 30, 2019, 11:30 AM1:00 PM

Over the past year, speakers have talked to the Mid-Maine Global Forum about the many problems Africa faces: overpopulation and underdevelopment, starvation and strife, climate change and corruption. Yet, it remains a continent with enormous potential because of its youthful demographics.

Stephany Perkins will be speaking about work she has done in Tanzania to turn promise into prosperity. She has brought the same toolbox of skills that she teaches to students in Maine through the Jobs for Maine Graduates program — problem solving, leadership, teamwork, communication, and decision making – to young people in Africa. She will focus her presentation on the JMG Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship Program, which she piloted in Arusha, Tanzania in June 2018.

Before becoming a JMG specialist at Madison Area Memorial High School in 2015, Stephany served in the Peace Corps in Tanzania for two years. She has also managed a safari camp in the country. She is a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Wheaton College.

Lunch available at 11:30, program starts at noon. If you would like to order lunch, you will need to do so through the Margaret Chase Smith Library. A variety of sandwiches options with beverage and dessert will be available for $10. To get more information, register, and order lunch, contact Lynnette King at or 474-7133.

Brought to you by Mid-Maine Global Forum in collaboration with the Margaret Chase Smith Library Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs.


April 30, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Margaret Chase Smith Library
56 Norridgewock Avenue
Skowhegan, ME 04976
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