The Island Fellows Program closely tracks three performance measures: Volunteer Management, Student Engagement, and Professional Development. The program also measures overall impact of the Fellows through mid- and end-of-year evaluations. The data collected from these evaluations is aggregated within this report.
This edition of Island Indicators underscores the opportunities and challenges facing Maine’s 15 year-round island communities. In this update, we expand our focus beyond our traditional data sources, which have been largely government data sets. This new information is intended to reveal the trends in these small communities that are often easily overlooked by larger data gathering efforts like the U.S. Census.