Congratulations to the new Jim Casey Young Fellows!

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently named 12 new Jim Casey Young Fellows, who are trained in leadership and advocacy skills to help inform the philanthropy’s nationwide efforts to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood

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Opportunity Passport™ $1 Million Milestone Celebration

On December 1, 2015 youth and adult supporters gathered at the Capital Center in Augusta to celebrate the financial achievements of Maine’s youth in foster care: the Opportunity Passport™, the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative’s matched savings program.

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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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College Enrollment & Completion Report

The Mitchell Institute conducted interesting research about college enrollment for young adults who spent time in Maine’s foster care system.

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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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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

Youth and Community Engagement (YCE) Programs focus on helping all young people make a successful transition to adulthood in their communities.

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.