YLAT Meetings

YLAT meetings are held across the state in Bangor, Aroostook-Houlton, Lewiston, Rockland, Southern Maine, and Waterville, where youth ages 14-21 have FUN, learn leadership, problem-solving and advocacy skills, and build youth-adult partnerships. Young people who continue their involvement with YLAT after their 21st birthday then become alumni participants. Transition workers let youth know where meetings are held and work out transportation to the meeting. To find a YLAT meeting near you, check out the YLAT Meeting Calendar.

Young people who have experienced the foster care system are invited to become involved with YLAT. Adult partners participate in meetings to provide information and resources, support young people, and learn from youth members. Everyone is always welcome to attend YLAT meetings when they are able. Our motto is “once a member, always a member.”

Visit our Facebook Page to receive general information for youth in care, hear about meetings, learn about special events, stay informed about the annual Teen Conference, and have an opportunity to connect with other young people involved in YLAT.

Facebook is the first place a meeting cancellation is posted.

"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