Creative Arts Award

(Last awarded in 2015)

2015, Original Art Award: 

Theme “What Keeps You Moving Forward?”

Alumni Winner

Huyanna Clearwater (Tyneshia Wright)

Under 18 Winner

Marrissa Hopper - Picture not available

2015, Poetry Award: 

Theme “How are you a part of Change?”

Alumni Winner

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

Huyanna Clearwater (Tyneshia Wright)

Read Tyneshia’s poem "Misunderstood"

2014, Photography Award: 

Theme “What Inspires You?”

Alumni Award:


Under 18 Winner:


Honorable Mention:


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