Great news from the Maine Legislature!

Gov. LePage’s Commissioner, business leaders, higher education leaders, and students endorse LD 215, “An Act To Improve Student Retention in Maine's Postsecondary Institutions.”

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Community Forums

In May 2014 over sixty people interested in supporting disconnected youth assembled for a symposium "Creating Community Connections for Transition-Aged Youth in Maine.”

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Postsecondary Supports!

Apply now! The DHHS Alumni Transition Grant Program (ATGP) provides financial assistance and support for postsecondary education. Click here for more information and the application.

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2014 Celebration Dinner

Over seventy young adults, adult partners, professionals, legislators, adoptive families, and friends came together for an evening of fun, renewed connections, learning, and good food at our fourth annual celebration dinner.

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Building Opportunities

Part of the national Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network builds cross-sector collaboration to ensure that all youth ages 16-24 get on pathways to continued education and careers. SMYTN is exploring how community systems can innovate to better serve youth in their transitions.

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Why is it important to extend foster care? Not only is it critical for young people, but there are enormous benefits and cost savings potential for communities and taxpayers who act now to improve services and supports for older youth in foster care.

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MYTC Advisory Board

Youth and adults on the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative Advisory Board come together every quarter to discuss issues important to youth transitioning from foster care, to build youth-adult partnerships, and to celebrate milestones and achievements.

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What we do.

What We Do

The Collaborative focuses its efforts in three key areas:

Southern Maine Youth Transition Network

The Southern Maine Youth Transition Network (SMYTN) brings together youth and adult community members to assist youth currently or formerly in foster care with employment and post-secondary education.


The partners of the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative, both youth and adults, are the most important resource for youth as they transition from foster care to adulthood. Besides these partner relationships, we have assembled some additional resources that might be of use to youth and the people who help them.