Welcome to YLAT!


To our Wonderful YLAT Community,


We have been closely monitoring state guidelines and the number of COVID-19 cases across our state.  Currently, Maine is still observing an order by Governor Mills 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 gear up for in-person YLAT meetings, we are asking everyone to continue to work together to keep us all healthy and safe.


YLAT will resume socially distant, in-person meetings in April, which will continue through the month of June. At YLAT meetings, staff will provide temperature checks, sanitizer, individual resources, and be enforcing the current mask mandate. YLAT 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 the 4th Wednesday of each month, 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  ·  April Virtual

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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