YPC Youth Network Leaders are young adults (14-26) who care about issues and systems that affect young people—juvenile justice, child welfare, education, racial justice, mental health, employment pathways, transportation—and who want to use their voice to help make change. Youth Network Leaders meet regularly to build connections with one another, discuss and strategize, and work alongside commissioners and legislators to inform them about the issues impacting young people across the state of Maine.
YPC is open to any young people in Maine, with or without previous leadership experience, and especially welcomes young people with lived experience in juvenile justice, the foster care system, homelessness, and/or young people who have experienced identity-based oppression.
Additionally, YPC Youth Network Leaders:
Co-facilitate events at the State House to engage legislators and decision-makers on a range of topics
Lead, direct and drive the direction of YPC – decide what issues/topics to focus on, how to structure
meetings, when/how to engage adult partners, etc.
Plan and design each of the YPC events/presentations/conversations/workshops
Are paid $20/hour for their time, with additional paid training opportunities available
Email Swathi at email@example.com
or text/call her at (207) 747-9562 if you have any questions!