2017 Teen Conference

Thank you to all who joined us on June 28th, 2017 to connect, learn & have fun at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine!

The 27th Annual Teen Conference “Together As One” was a great success! We celebrated the amazing accomplishments of youth and adults who create an amazing community for Maine’s youth in care. More than a few times we heard that this may have been the conference with the most energy…you all rock! Everything from the energetic planning team who met all year to plan the event, to the awards, and of course our friend of Maine George Duvall.

AND this was the biggest conference in YLAT history!! We had 75 adults and 78 youth who participated in the day!!

The energy and commitment to hope and healing created a truly inspiring experience. This energy was felt by all, you could see it, hear it and appreciate it in every conference participant. It was an inspiring day filled with love, fun and hugs!!!

George Duvall

A powerful, inspiring, and entertaining keynote speaker, George Duvall. Each year George speaks to thousands of youth, foster parents and others drawing from his personal experience of 15 years in foster care. Learn more about George and his own story at georgeduvallspeaks.com.

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Winners of the 2017 Brad Levesque Award Gianna Gaudet and Jason Mulvey

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