"Creating Community Connections for Transition-Aged Youth in Maine"
May 14, 9:00 -1:30
~ FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~
REGISTRATION REQUIRED, please RSVP by May 7th to:
or Nick Curlew 207-780-5841
University of Southern Maine,
Lee Community Hall, Room 133, Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus
"Creating Community Connections for Transition-Aged Youth in Maine" is an opportunity to explore the role of community in helping youth connect and stay connected to education and employment pathways.
This half-day program and lunch includes:
- Keynote by Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring, who will discuss the importance of strong and healthy adult partnerships for youth in transitions.
- Panel Discussion and Q&A about unique approaches and solutions for connecting youth to community, employment, and education.
- Viewing of the short film "A Shoestring for Mackenzie". This film, written and directed by a former Sanford High School student is about overcoming struggles with peers/family. Introduction by Carl Lakari, Co-Founder of Project Aware.