Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children, Youth and Families

Early StARTS

The Early stARTS project highlighted the importance of quality arts education for preschool age children and ensured an emphasis on arts education in early childhood programs in Maine. This program supported professional development of caregivers, parents, and educators by funding arts educators experienced in working with young children, to present a single workshop or a week-long residency at child care facilities in Maine.
  

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MYTC 2014 Celebration

Colby Swettberg, May 2014, MYTC

Every year the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative brings together youth and adult partners from around Maine to celebrate the year's achievements and milestones.

2014
MYTC’s fourth annual celebration dinner was held at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern on May 13, 2014. Over seventy young adults, adult partners, professionals, legislators, adoptive families, and friends came together for an evening of fun, renewed connections, learning, and good food.

The importance of mentors in the lives of young people was the theme for the evening. The keynote speaker, Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring in Boston, was introduced by Jacob Hills. Ms. Swettberg talked about what good mentor-mentee relationships look like for youth in foster care and led a discussion about best practices and challenges to bringing youth and mentors together.

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