Community Engagement

Whether focusing on employment, housing, education, or any issues important to youth as they move toward adulthood, MYTC is committed to helping partners deal with the challenges of collaboration, find common ground, and invest in real change in their communities…change that will help all young people transition successfully to adulthood.

♦ Driven by Youth               ♦ Rooted in Community

The Maine Youth Transition Collaborative’s (MYTC) approach to community engagement is founded on the belief that even the most complex issues facing our communities can be more effectively dealt with through collective action – where individuals and organizations come together in their communities for a common purpose.

The partners of MYTC work together to develop innovative results and greater impact for young people through:

♦ Building relationships based on trust
♦ Forging a common agenda for working together
♦ Sharing measures and data
♦ Integrating strategies and activities
♦ Finding the support of a backbone organization

MYTC Advisory Board MYTC brings youth and adults together for quarterly meetings on a statewide Advisory Board to discuss priorities, resources, and opportunities for youth in transition from foster care.

Southern Maine Youth Transition Network In southern Maine, a group of youth and community partners has come together to form the Southern Maine Youth Transition Network (SMYTN) to support youth in their transition to young adulthood within their communities, whether they are from the foster care or juvenile justice systems or disconnected from their families or supportive adults.