- Economic Success
- Youth Leadership
- Community Engagement
- About Us
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.
Each year MYTC honors youth and adults who have been instrumental in bringing resources and supports to older youth in foster care. Honorees for the 2012 event included Meg Callaway, Geoff Titherington, and Lakesha Shelton. Mark Millar, formerly of Casey Family Services in Portland, was the 2013 MYTC Honoree.
How You Can Help:
MYTC welcomes new partners who are interested in helping youth transition to their communities around the state. You can help through offering your expertise, time, or resources. Young people benefit from knowing caring adults who can support them in post-secondary education or the workplace. Resources invested in the Collaborative will enable both public and private dollars to further support local community networks, youth leadership, financial education, and the Opportunity Passport™, a matched savings program for youth.
To partner with us, please contact Marty Zanghi at the Muskie School of Public Service: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-780-5867.