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Tony Robbins

Maine Youth Chat

Maine Youth Chat is MPF’s virtual networking opportunity for youth and young adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs 14-26.
“Maine Youth Chat is a virtual group for young people in Maine to network and learn about new opportunities. Together we will build and share skills in communication, self-advocacy, and decision making, with the shared purpose of building a supportive community of like-minded people.” -Est. 2021
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Youth Survivors Network

A virtual networking opportunity for youth and young adults (16-25) with acquired and traumatic brain injuries in northern New England to share their experiences and build a community of self-advocates.
We are now hosting a quarterly drawing! Every month you attend a Youth Survivors Network Session, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards. The drawing will be held every 3rd month.
This project is a collaboration between Brain Injury Association of America Maine, Maine Parent Federation, Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, and the YEAH Council of New Hampshire.
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STRIVE Programs

“We at PSL Services/STRIVE are committed to being part of the community and assisting people with emotional and intellectual disabilities to live with dignity and respect as active members of our community. At PSL Services/STRIVE we work with the individuals who have selected us to support them in the life they have chosen.”
Learn About STRIVE Programs

ASM Teen Groups

The Autism Society of Maine has virtual (online) and in-person youth groups for youth/teens with Autism.
Learn About ASM Teen Groups

Maine Youth Action Network

“Based out of The Opportunity Alliance in Portland, Maine, MYAN is a statewide network of committed adults and passionate young people who believe in the transformative power of youth leadership. We value young people’s thoughts, voices, and solutions for creating more equitable communities and just systems. Young people’s passion is the vehicle for building leadership skills, resiliencies, positive relationships, and personal agency. These are the factors that help young people lead healthy and successful lives.”
Learn About MYAN

OUT Maine

“At OUT Maine, we have an ambitious goal: to create more welcoming and affirming communities for Maine’s diverse queer youth in all of their intersectional identities by changing the very systems that serve them.”
Learn About OUT Maine

Youth Peer Support Statewide Network

“The Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN) is a new, growing resource open to any young adult in Maine. The YPSSN program is sponsored by Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) and is open to any eligible young person in Maine, not just MBH patients.”
Learn About YPSSN

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Self Advocacy 2022