Established in 2023, the Kindness Fund was created in memory of Arline Saturdayborn, a long-time teacher, mentor and inspiration to PAE students, staff and the Greater Portland community.
Established in 2016, The Beata Vest Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 to honor the life of a bright young woman who was full of love, compassion, intelligence, humor and imagination. Contributions to this fund support PAE graduates as they enter college.
This fund honors the wonderful work of Jane Cleaves, a PAE volunteer and a member of the Yarmouth Lions Club. Jane worked with both organizations to establish free eye exams and needed prescription eyewear for students not covered by any insurance.
Contributions to this fund allow PAE educators to extend students’ learning beyond the classroom. In the past year alone, students have enjoyed experiential learning adventures to sites such as the Portland Museum of Art, the Portland Public Library, and Portland Trails.
Each year, PAE awards a number of scholarships to graduating students who embody our values of community, commitment, and curiosity. These scholarships support the graduates’ next big step – whether it’s a transition to college or workforce training as they pursue their professional goals.