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

Creative Arts Award

2015, Original Art Award: 

Theme “What Keeps You Moving Forward?”

Alumni Winner

Tyneshia Wright

Under 18 Winner

Marrissa Hopper

2015, Poetry Award: 

Theme “How are you a part of Change?”

Alumni Award:

Kesha Shelton

Read Kesha’s poem I am as a Women

Under 18 Winner:

Lizz Carr

Read Lizz’s poem Deeper Meaning Everywhere

Honorable Mention:

Tyneshia Wright

Read Tyneshia’s poem Misunderstood

2014, Photography Award: 

Theme “What Inspires You?”

Alumni Award:

Samantha

Under 18 Winner:

Noel

Honorable Mention:

Kiva