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Social Media is For Business and Pleasure

College is quickly approaching and you’re trying to decide what you want to major in. Your guidance counselor tells you to major in something you enjoy doing and turn it into a career. When asked to think about this topic, you realize that you spend most of your time on Facebook or other social media platforms keeping in touch with your friends and family. You don’t feel like that is something you could turn into a major or a career, but it is.

The Effects of Social Media

Everyday there are about 55 million status updates on Facebook alone. Do you  think that all of those 55 million statuses are positive.Obviously not but don’t you wish it could be this way.


Like any 14 year old girl I have a Facebook,Twitter,and Snapchat and I am constantly checking for news and new drama.On any given day you can go onto my newsfeed and see what people, that Facebook calls my friends, post. Most of the posts are my “friends” making fun of or complaining about something to make them look cool or so they can fit in. I like to think that when Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook he  wanted it to be a safe and peaceful place. Hopefully a place where you could voice your opinions and share news, pictures,and reconnect with old friends. But as of now our generation is polluting it.  

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Social media can be a great thing because its uses are abundant, but it can also be a hotspot for cyberbullying and harassment. It just depends on how YOU choose to use it.

Lunch Mob Hits Bangor

It’s lunch time and you are hungry. You are tired of eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches alone at your desk. You want to do something different for lunch but do not know where to go or what to eat. One local organization realizes that this feeling is normal and is doing something about it.

Local Organization Spotlight: Food Corps

It may still be winter but one local organization is already thinking about gardening, specifically helping schools to start their own gardens to supply their lunches with healthy, locally-grown produce.

“This Girl Can” Campaign ad Review

I came across this posting in The San Francisco Globe the other day while scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed which struck me. This being National Eating Disorder Awareness Week I thought it would be appropriate to talk about something which promotes women being women, having fun and being active without promoting unhealthy image and weight expectations.

Life After Injury

One of my close friends, Courtney Tompson*, is almost completely handicapped. At 15, Courtney was a very active athlete at Wells High School, playing basketball, softball, and cheerleading.

Youth MOVE ME News


ZUMBA Fitness!

Take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

Youth M.O.V.E Relaunches Social Media!

Youth MOVE is excited to announce the (re)launch of our Social Media Journalism Internship! We got together last Friday with seven youth from across the state to share in creating the new outline and goals for our programming. Over the course of the day, we shared stories, our ideas on advocacy, and what we hope to gain throughout the internship session.

Youth MOVE Monkeys Around

Last Friday, Youth M.O.V.E brought a very eager group of youth to the Monkey C Monkey Do ropes course in Wiscasset, Maine.

Monkey C, Monkey Do Ropes Course Trip

We will be taking a trip on June 19th this year to Wiscasset for our annual Monkey C, Monkey Do ropes course adventure. If you are interested in attending, please sign up below!

President Obama Declares May National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

On April 1, 2015, the White House issued an official proclamation from President Obama declaring April National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. He isn’t the first president to make this proclamation, which is far from new; the first Sexual Assault Awareness Month took place in April of 2001! The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has since been hosting it annually in April, with the campaign growing more and more each month.