Welcome to YLAT!


To our Wonderful YLAT Community,

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have made a decision, in partnership with the Office of Child and Family Services, to cancel our in-person April YLAT meetings and events. This decision follows the new OCFS guidelines of canceling in-person visits through the end of April. Even though we won't be seeing each other face-to-face, we are hosting virtual hangouts with YLAT members via ZOOM so that we can stay connected and see one another :). Please find out information directly on our Facebook page. While we're waiting to see each other again, we will post resources, ideas for you to do at home while practicing physical distancing, and up-to-date information regarding new decisions. We wish you well during these times and look forward to connecting virtually 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"

2018-2019 Meeting Calendar

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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YLAT, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300, phone: 207-780-5861