<p>Jeffrey Kozaka's seventh/eighth-grade JMG class; GSB volunteer: Julie Viola</p>
<p>Shelley Burek's sixth-grade class; GSB volunteer: Kim Donnelly</p>
<p>Mary Ridge's seventh-grade class (Harraseeket House); GSB volunteers: Julie Brooks, Samantha Croteau, Linda Cooper, and Stephanie Heatley</p>
<p>Thanks to Gorham Savings Bank's longtime partnership with Junior Achievement, in 2017 Maine middle schoolers had the chance to participate in Launchpad through the JA<em> "It's My Business!" </em>program. This innovative and collaborative process was designed to encourage independence, creativity, and critical thinking while emphasizing teamwork and engendering self-confidence in students.</p>