for the 31st Annual Teen Conference coming June of 2021!!
YLAT 31st Annual Teen Conference held on ZOOM, June 23, 2021.
Please have submissions and details of your proposed workshop(s) returned to YLAT by Monday, March 1, 2021. Please submit a separate proposal for each workshop you would like to present. Notifications regarding proposal status will be communicated to applicants no later than Friday, April 9th, 2021. On behalf of the TCPC and YLAT, thank you for contributing your time and expertise in crafting this proposal.
"It was great to be with other youth in care…with others who knew how it felt. I was inspired to join when another youth talked about her own experiences."
1991 Teen Conference
Since 1991, Maine has held a state-wide conference each year for teens in foster care. YLAT staff at the Muskie School have collaborated with youth in foster care and DHHS to plan all of the teen conferences, participants include youth in care, foster and adoptive parents, DHHS staff, and agency staff. The conference provides opportunities to learn and connect with each other.
Teen conference workshops focus on helping youth to prepare for young adulthood. Youth have reported positive experiences in connecting with peers, learning information to help them achieve their goals, and gaining an understanding of resources and opportunities available to them.