will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
- Barack Obama
MYAN is committed to empowering youth to take the lead to create positive change in their communities. Our year-long youth leadership program, the MYAN Youth Leaders Alliance, is a great opportunity for youth across the state to gain skills in leadership and advocacy that they can use to make a difference in their own lives and the lives their peers. Visit the youth leadership page for more information on MYAN's youth leadership programming.
NEW for 2013: Train with MYAN as a Super Power Partner!
What's that? A Super Power Partner is a Maine-based group of youth chosen to work closely with MYAN. MYAN will select 8 or 9 groups to become part of the Super Power Partner Program. Groups will enter into a partnership with MYAN staff and will be given between 2-4 on-site training opportunities with MYAN Superhero Staff. Trainings will occur throughout the year and be tailored to each groups’ individual development, topic area and the natural progression of their action plans.
These trainings may include: Youth Leadership & Engagement -- Advocacy Skills to Support Policy and Environmental Change -- Action Planning -- Team Buidling/Group Development...and much more!
Like the sounds of MYAN's training model, but aren't sure if you're ready to don your super hero suit just yet? Join MYAN at one of our Youth/Adult Partnership Trainings, which will coming to a community near you in May 2013!
Partnering for Change: Creating Successful Youth-Adult Partnerships
This training will provide you with a deeper understanding of why youth and adult partnerships are important and how you can build effective youth and adult teams to accomplish common goals.
Audience: For 7th-12th grade youth and adults interested in partnering with youth.
Length: 6 hours
To be held in the following locations in 2013: in Saco, on Wednesday May 8th; in Augusta on Wednesday May 15th, and in Bangor on Wednesday, May 22nd.
Every fall, MYAN gathers together hundreds of youth and adults from all over the state to further their goals to create positive change back in their communities. The latest incarnation of the MYAN fall event, the 2-day, first annual Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit, was a huge success. Check out the event page to learn what it's all about and to save the date for the 2012 Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit!
Consulting & Technical Support
MYAN staff has a wide range of both
educational and professional experience in youth work, and we also
strive to build a broad network of members from a range of fields,
and an extensive library of resources. We draw on staff experiences,
member expertise and our resource collection to offer support on a range of youth engagement issues. Check out the consulting page to learn more about how we can help you and your group be all that you can be!
Also, we hope you will stop by MYAN's meet the staff page to learn more about the individuals behind the scenes who make these programs happen! We look forward to meeting and speaking with you - don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions about how MYAN can serve and support you.