Welcome to the Oxford Hills Community Education Exchange

Improving student education by increasing parent, community, and business involvement.

Oxford Hills Community Education Exchange, often called the Education Exchange, was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1993 when a group of concerned citizens and business leaders came together to discuss the post-secondary aspirations of students within the Oxford Hills region and the loss of students from the region after high school graduation. These forward thinking leaders identified the need to invest in our regions greatest resource – our students – with the hope of raising their aspirations and community connections which would in-turn increase the likelihood students would stay in the Oxford Hills region to help spur economic vitality and build a strong community.

For over twenty-five years, the Education Exchange has been providing services to students within the Oxford Hills school district and Region 11 technical school. Services include, community business partnerships in grades K-12, community internships and job shadow opportunities for high school students, financial literacy within the middle and high schools, Aspire Higher scholarships and programs within all grade levels, and improving post-secondary aspirations resulting in increased number of student pursuing additonal education and training after highschool.

Program highlights include:

*Over 300 student internship placements

*2,000 students participating in financial literacy training

*Development of a food assistance program within the middle school

*Successful partnerships with local businesses

*Aspire Higher activities and awarding of over 60 scholarships per year

*Increased student access to caring community members and local businesses!

Contact us at: ohcee@msad17.org or 207-743-8914 ext 5209