Photo courtesy of Monty Rand Photography
Students and staff at the Penobscot Job Corps Center in Bangor celebrated the 50th birthday of Job Corps by forming the number 50 on the recreation field at the center. Job Corps was initiated as the central program of former President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Since its inception on Aug. 20, 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has served more than tthree million young people. The Penobscot Job Corps Center was launched on March 17, 1980, and has served more than 15,000 students.