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Part Three: Civic and Community Involvement

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Black Bear alumni are heavily involved in civic and community life in multiple ways.



The percentage of Black Bear alumni who vote in Maine’s November elections exceeds Maine’s overall percentages, including those voters with comparable levels of education.








Black Bear alumni in Maine volunteer their time and talents in schools, community and service
organizations, youth sports, religious organizations, and more at a percentage rate that’s double the rate of Maine adults as a whole.





Furthermore, the amount of time Black Bear alumni spend in volunteer activities is significantly higher than Maine’s yearly median total.











Charitable Contributions

In addition to their time and talent, Black Bear alumni annually contribute to charitable organizations and causes at a rate that exceeds Maine’s overall average.

The estimated average charitable donation of Black Bear alumni living in Maine is $2,662 annually, more than double the national average of $1,127 annually.







Cultural Engagement

Black Bear alumni support Maine’s visual and performing arts in ways that build strong and vibrant communities.








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