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Youth Voice

Young people and adults who have experienced the child welfare system possess wisdom that can only be known from their direct and personal experience.

Youth in care and Alumni of care have shared their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts in various ways, including video presentations, poetry, photography, digital stories, news articles, and artwork. This can be highly impactful both for the artist and the audience. 

The following video collaborates with individuals who have experienced Maine’s foster care system. These individuals want you to know about their experiences with Maine’s Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT) and how being involved has impacted their lives. We hope that the personal experiences of current and former YLAT members will inspire other youth in care to get involved. Check out our calendar to find a meeting near you to get involved today!

If you have a creative piece that you would like to contribute, please email your poem, video, or other art to:

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