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MMA Sponsor Families Wanted

Maine Maritime Academy is seeking local families interested in serving as a sponsor to an out-of-state freshman student for the upcoming academic year. The Sponsor Program was created to increase the interaction between MMA students and Castine townspeople on a personal level. Students can enjoy a “home away from home” and learn about the people and town of Castine. Sponsors get to know a student and see the Academy through a student’s eyes. The sponsor relationships have often developed into strong connections between the student and sponsors that last beyond the freshman year.

Sample activities hosted by the sponsor might include dinner invitations, hiking or boating excursions, rides to church, shopping or the airport, or simply an afternoon or evening in a home.

Sponsors are asked to meet their student(s) at a reception and dinner from 5:30 to 7 pm on Monday, September 23, 2013, at Alfond Student Center at MMA. If you cannot attend this event, please let us know in advance so we can make alternative arrangements for you to meet your student. We ask that you make contact with your student and invite them to at least one other activity. Regimental students are not available until the end of Mug Month, which culminates on Parents’ Weekend (Oct. 11-13).

If you are interested in serving as a sponsor, please contact Lori Dodge at MMA at 326-4772 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will send you a sponsor application and answer any questions you might have. Applications are also available at the Town Office or download the application here. Please submit your application by September 10, 2013. The Sponsor Program is coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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