2014 Teen Conference

Our 24th Annual Teen Conference! A day devoted to youth in care and those that care for them.

Over 120 youth and adult partners came together on June 26th at the 24th Annual Teen Conference in Orono, Maine. Keynote speaker Dianna Walters from Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative and an original member of YLAT in 1999 led audience members through the exploration of brain development in young people and the impact of trauma, experience, and relationships on the brain.
“Taking Care of You and Your Body”, “Work Readiness: What Do You Want to Be?”, and “Turning 18” were among the workshop choices for youth and adults to attend in the morning. After lunch attendees engaged in “Budget or Bu$t” a financial literacy fair to learn real life decisions about how to spend money.

"It's really done a lot. Being a part of YLAT makes you feel stronger; knowing you're making a difference makes you feel good about yourself." - YLAT Member