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About Us

Youth MOVE Maine is a statewide, regionally based youth and young adult-driven organization dedicated to ensuring that all young people have a say in the decisions that impact their lives.  YMM supports young people’s efforts to improve policies in mental health, juvenile justice, and other systems of care, build skills for youth-adult partnerships and take leadership in raising awareness that makes a difference in others’ lives and in their communities.

Youth MOVE Maine supports youth in facing challenging situations in their lives by implementing peer-support services, creative expression projects, and programs designed to increase life, leadership and advocacy skills. Youth MOVE Maine is continually working to establish positive relationships with state agencies including the Maine Department of Corrections, Office of Child and Family Services, and other systems that work with youth. Youth MOVE Maine adopts a variety of philosophies that are based in peer support, being trauma-informed, as well as youth-driven.

Youth MOVE Maine is a program of THRIVE.

Vision

Youth MOVE Maine envisions a society where youth are accepted as essential contributors of leadership, shared power, and responsibility to take ownership of their own future. Youth MOVE Maine conceptualizes a world where youth culture, voice, and experience are valued by all members of the community and state.

Mission

Youth MOVE Maine is dedicated to bridging young people in transition to support, advocacy, leadership, positive change, and authentic connections. To impact systems of care, we use youth-driven and youth-guided practices to create awareness surrounding issues important to young people. We engage youth and young adults in developing skills, forming mutual relationships, and gaining experiences while fostering youth culture.

Purpose

In accordance with Youth MOVE National, Youth MOVE ME looks to these purpose areas as means to fulfill our vision and mission:

  • Recreation
  • Peer Networking
  • Community Involvement (Connection, Advocacy)
  • Social Marketing / Awareness
  • Youth Voice Development
  • Personal Development
  • Service Delivery
  • Partnerships

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3 Regional Offices across Maine!

Youth MOVE Maine operates 3 regional offices across the state! Our offices are hubs of youth-focused activities! Find an office near you to get involved in one of our many programs across Maine.