Belfast Area High School, Belfast ME
Since the founding of the Liberian Education Fund at Belfast Area High School (BAHS) in 2007, this chapter has grown with the organization. To raise money for the students in Liberia, the BAHS chapter hosts a semi-formal dance, a raffle, and musical events like coffeehouses and concerts. The BAHS chapter has also had one of the more creative (some might say crazy) fundraisers LEF has ever seen – a fundraiser to tape the BAHS vice-principal to the wall! Although a little bit nuts, the fundraiser is a great example of the great support that the LEF chapter has from the BAHS community. This year, co-presidents Ella Ardizoni and Zach Dyer and Ashley Blais lead LEF in Belfast.
Camden Hills Regional High School, Camden ME
The Camden Hills Regional High School chapter has grown ambitiously with a group of extremely dedicated students. They are knowns for hosting bake sales in downtown Camden to coincide with community-wide events, raising money for the students in Liberia while also raising awareness about LEF in the community. They also recently hosted a very successful contra dance fundraiser that everyone hopes will become an annual event. Additionally, the Camden chapter did a special fundraiser for Ebola relief in Fall 2014, to support the LEF students in Liberia who were bravely raising awareness about the protection from Ebola in their communities. This year, Sophie Love-Webb will be leading the Camden chapter.
Watershed School, Camden ME
The Watershed School is a small charter school in downtown Camden, Maine. With a student body numbering around 40 students, the members of LEF often joke that over half their school is involved! The Watershed chapter was the second high school chapter to be formed, and they have grown quickly. They host a very popular wreath sale each year near the holidays. This is not only a great fundraiser, but also a chance for the students in the chapter to bond and get to know each other as they make the wreathes by hand. They host regular bake sales in their school, and have a very successful annual 5k “Run for Liberia” in the spring. This year, Alex Facq and Morgan MacDougal lead the Watershed LEF as co-presidents.