Welcome to YLAT!


To our Wonderful YLAT Community,

We have been closely monitoring state guidelines and the rise of COVID-19 cases across our state. A new Maine order by Governor Mills is that each person must be wearing a mask at all times in the presence of other people, regardless of whether or not physical distancing is possible. While we wrap up in-person YLAT meetings for January and February, we are asking everyone to continue to work together to keep us all healthy and safe.


YLAT will continue to provide temperature checks, sanitizer, individual resources at in-person meetings in the spring and summer months, and will be enforcing the new mask mandate. YLAT meetings may need to make last-minute changes to our in-person plans as situations develop and change, please stay up-to-date on our Facebook page.


If attending a virtual YLAT meeting fits your needs better, please consider joining us on February 24, for our monthly ZOOM option. Reach out to a YLAT staff member or your OCFS Transition Specialist with any questions or concerns. We wish you well during these times and look forward to connecting soon.


For additional, up-to-date COVID-19 information, check out this FosterClub resource and the Maine CDC website.

Please use the links below to find zoom links and other details about upcoming meetings.

Bangor  ·  Caribou  ·  Lewiston  ·  Rockland  ·  Southern Maine  ·  Waterville

Or check out this resource on Zoom etiquette!


The YLAT Team

A youth & adult partnership committed to improving the outcomes for youth who are or have been in foster care.

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"It is important for youth to stand up for their rights because without those rights it's as if we (youth) have no control of ourselves"

Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT)

YLAT is a joint project between Maine’s Youth in Foster Care, The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and the Muskie School at University of Southern Maine. YLAT is committed to improving the short-term and long-term outcomes for youth who are or have been in foster care.

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