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KWE In the News: Lincoln County Food Initiative collaboration provides meals to families

Deliveries are made twice a week to approximately 40 households, and families who are able to pick up food themselves can access 10 food pantries in Lincoln County. When the coronavirus hit Maine and businesses began shutting down in mid-March, a group of businesses, individuals and nonprofits came together to take care of people in Lincoln County experiencing food insecurity

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Kieve Wavus News Spring 2020 Vol. 94 No. 1

Kieve Wavus Education Pitches in to help Lincoln County Food Initiative This March, as the Coronavirus pandemic made its effects felt in Maine, Kieve Wavus Education suspended all programming through the month of May. This spring has been hard for all of us, for so many reasons. At KWE, the sudden quiet on our campuses was unsettling. Not known for

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Wavus thanks Kirstie, Welcomes Kate

With great excitement, Kieve Wavus Education is announcing Kate Kaplan as the next Director of Wavus Camp for Girls. After five wonderful years as Director at Wavus, Kirstie Truluck is passing the torch to Kate. Kirstie and Kate have worked closely together since Kirstie’s arrival at Wavus in 2015, and Kirstie is ready to support Kate through this leadership transition

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A letter from KWE in support of Social Justice

In our mission statement, Kieve Wavus Education vows to “empower people to contribute positively to society by promoting the values of kindness, respect for others, and environmental stewardship through year-round experiential programs, camps for youth and adults, and guidance from inspirational role models.” For nearly a century, we’ve worked to ensure our mission is more than an aspiration. We have

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5 Camp-Ready Ways to Embrace Social Distancing – KWE Style!

1. Share Memories: Visit your CampMinder photo collection, reread camper letters home, or break out the Kieve and Wavus Annual and let your child regale you with tales of last summer. Maybe your camper can reenact the dramatic parts! 2. Rest Hour: Write or email a different cabin mate each day after lunch! If you have lost the contact list for your child’s 2019

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Winter 2020 EIR Conclusion

Our Educator in Residence (EIR) program has blossomed since the first seven educators were planted in six schools for eight weeks in 2013. Almost all of our seasonal Leadership School educators embedded themselves in partner schools and community organizations for 10 or more weeks this winter. Four will be continuing on for an additional time this Spring. While the EIR

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Friendship, Prescott, Union, Loranger, and St. George EIRs 2020

Friendship, Prescott, and Union’s Educator in Residence: Julia Ask any new EIR about their first week and you will hear a similar description: a whirlwind, filled with the excitement of the unknown, and undoubtedly tinted with a sense of nervousness about shaping a meaningful 10-week program. My first week can be characterized in much of the same way, although with

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Bristol and Lincoln Academy EIRs 2020

Bristol Consolidated School’s EIR: Rachel Z. When I started the New Year at Bristol Consolidated School, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I was first introduced to the BCS middle school community at the end of October when I took the middle school students on a hike in Camden Hills. We had a wonderful day chatting and getting to

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Vassalboro, Wood Hill, and Richmond EIRs 2020

Vassalboro’s Educator in Residence: Jack At Vassalboro Community School, Ms. Smith’s fourth grade class is learning about fractions and percentages.  So in the spirit of “practicing what I preach,” here is a little math about my time as an Educator in Residence at VCS. The program is 10 weeks long.  10 weeks is 70 days, but take away 2 days

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OUT Maine and Sweetser EIRs 2020

OUT Maine’s Educator in Residence: Claire This winter I’ve had the privilege of working with OUT Maine, a non-profit LGBTQ organization based in Rockland. OUT Maine focuses primarily on youth development and programming, with a special attention to rural youth who typically have a harder time accessing resources and community. I was lucky enough that my EIR start date coincided

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