BANGOR, Maine — Job Corps, the nation’s largest residential education and vocational training program for economically disadvantaged youth, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Job Corps was initiated as the central program of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Since its inception on August 20, 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has served more than three million young people.
The Penobscot Job Corps Center, 1375 Union St., has scheduled the following activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary:
— Healthcare Jeopardy, 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Dow Lane building.
— Construction Trades “Medieval Catapults,” 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the recreational field.
— Culinary “Chili Cookoff,” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Lion’s Den restaurant.
— PJCC students and staffs will be presented with anniversary T-shirts and then form a large “50” for a photography, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the recreational field.
— The PJCC Culinary Arts department will set a Guiness World Record for the world’s largest S’more, 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the recreational field.
— Class photo and graduation, 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in the gymnasium.
— Staff and student reunion, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the gymnasium.
For more information, visit penobscot.jobcorps.gov.