Shannon Saxby

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Policy Associate

Shannon Saxby
207-780-5832

310 Wishcamper Center, Portland campus

Education

  • Master of Arts, Social Work

Shannon Saxby joined the Youth and Community Engagement team at the Catherine Cutler Institute in 2011 and has been inspired ever since! Shannon oversees the Youth Leadership Advisory Team, a statewide program committed to improving the short and long-term outcomes for youth in foster care. Hearing the experiences of young people, and what youth in care are currently facing motivates Shannon to think creatively with stakeholders to create sustainable changes and reforms to Maine’s Child Welfare system. Shannon is continually awed and inspired by the courage of young people who use their voice and their personal experiences in foster care to promote positive change not only for themselves but for future generations of youth in care.

As someone who is adopted, Shannon feels personally invested in the importance of providing a space where youth are connected to people and places where they feel supported, understood, and that they belong. Shannon often describes her connections with young people as “humbling” and feels truly lucky to be a part of their journeys as they help identify and create sustainable change.

Expertise

  • Facilitation
  • Positive youth development
  • Child welfare
  • Project management

Selected Publications

Please review Shannon Saxby's publications on Digital Commons.

Shannon Saxby
207-780-5832

310 Wishcamper Center, Portland campus

Education

  • Master of Arts, Social Work