We are very excited for our upcoming fall event! MYAN brings you...
The 2nd Annual
MAINE YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Thursday & Friday, November 1st & 2nd, 2012
at the Augusta Civic Center
to download an elecronic copy of the Summit brochure and please forward to your networks!
What's it All About?
The Maine Youth Leadership Summit is a two-day overnight event that will gather together approximately 300 Maine youth in grades 7-12 and their adult partners who are working together to create positive change.
The Maine Youth Leadership Summit is tailored to meet the needs of all participants by providing them opportunities to build stronger teams, grow as leaders and advocates, and learn about the health & wellness issues that matter most to them. Attending youth groups will leave this event feeling empowered, engaged, and committed to their goals for making lasting and measurable changes in their communities. The cost of registration is $80 per person, which includes lunch and dinner on November 1st, hotel occupancy on the evening of the 1st, breakfast & lunch on the 2nd, and all event activities.
Why Should I Attend?
The Youth Leadership & Advocacy Summit brings together all of the skill-building, resource sharing, and networking opportunities that MYAN formerly made available through the Peer Leadership Conference and the Anti-Tobacco Summit, but in a unified two-day format that will enhance the depth and breadth of learning opportunities. Participants will:
All groups who attend the event will participate in workshops specialized on the topics of youth leadership and advocacy skills, tobacco prevention, substance abuse prevention, and physical activity and nutrition promotion. Select youth attendees can also sign-up to attend an advanced workshop on anti-tobacco advocacy and gain the opportunity to participate on the Youth Council on Tobacco Policy. This is a new initiative designed to support youth engagement & youth leadership in anti-tobacco policy change efforts across the state. Learn more about the benefits to youth and groups engaged in tobacco prevention work here!
- develop skills that will strengthen theirs groups and make them more effective leaders & advocates in their communities
- gain information, resources, and connections through workshops on a variety of teen health topics, including tobacco prevention, substance abuse prevention, gambling awareness, physical activity & nutrition, safe school climates, and many more health and wellness topics!
- gain the skills to create specific and measurable goals that will help groups to achieve lasting change to support healthier communities across the state of Maine!
Look out for all that's new this year at the Summit:
Roundtable sessions to connect with teen health resources
Panel discussion featuring folks who have made an impact
Dress up and attend the red carpet movie premiere of Addiction Inc!
"Make an Impact" workshops where participants will learn the essentials of how to create change on Tobacco, Substance Abuse and Nutrition
Action Planning REVAMP: learn HOW to pull together the youth and adults in your community to make a plan for action. We won’t create the plans at the event, just teach you the skills to do it when you’re back home.
Click here to download a detailed schedule for the event that includes all of this and more!
How Do I Register?
Don't miss out! Be sure to register your group before the deadline of October 12th. This event fills fast and any registrations received after the deadline of October 12th are not guaranteed a spot!
To register, print and complete the form below, and return it to MYAN with payment by fax at 553-5927, by mail to MYAN, 510 Cumberland Ave, Portland ME 04101, or scan and email the form to email@example.com.
2012 Maine Youth Leadership Summit Registration Form
Paying by credit card? Download the following credit card authorization form and submit it with your registration.
Important Note on Hotel Booking: The $80 registration fee includes an overnight stay on November 1st at either the Best Western (formerly the Holiday Inn) or Comfort Inn neighboring the Augusta Civic Center, at which MYAN has booked blocks of rooms for Summit attendees. However, you will need to use the booking form below to make arrangements with the hotel of your choice. See the lodging info sheet if you have questions or are unsure which hotel is the best fit for your group:
2012 General Lodging Info
Hotel Booking Form Print, complete, and submit this form to the hotel of your choice by October 19th. You will receive confirmation of your reservation from the hotel on their receipt of the form.
Important Note on Registration: You will only be required to indicate the primary contact name and the total number of youth & adults attending the event in your group on the registration form. The names of all non-primary contact attendees will be submitted at the event along with a required Event Permission Slip for each youth attendee.
Click here for a copy of the 2012 Summit Permission Slip
Registration will take place at the Augusta Civic Center on the 2nd floor November 1st from 8:00-9:00am. Event closing will wrap up by 3:30pm on Friday the 2nd.
- The opening of the event will start promptly at 9:00 so please plan your arrival time accordingly.
- Groups are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire event, and are requested to notify MYAN as soon as possible if they anticipate being unable to stay through event closing.
Please don't hesitate to contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 553-5916 with any questions. We are excited to debut this year's event and can't wait to see you there!
Volunteer at the Summit
Get inspired by the incredible energy and passion of our event participants by joining us as a volunteer. We rely on volunteers to help us manage every part of the two day event, from registering attendees, to assisting workshop presenters with setting up their technology, to supporting youth in skill-building during workshops and activities. If you’d like to volunteer, please complete this brief survey by October 5th or contact Beth Yvonne, MYAN Director with questions at email@example.com or 553-5915.