Youth Leadership Conference

Myan Youth Leadership Conference. We are the Now

MYAN’s 2019 Youth Leadership Conference is here!

Join us at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, ME on November 6th and 7th. Scroll down for more information.

Youth Interest FormRegister Here

What is it?

Join hundreds of other young people from around the state in grades 7-12, and adult allies, for two packed days of workshops, skill building, and connection with other Maine youth. Designed by young people for young people, the MYAN Youth Leadership Conference centers around discussions about youth mental health, substance use prevention, bullying & harassment prevention, social emotional learning, college & career readiness, social justice issues and much much more.

To view the conference agenda, click here.


Our Vision:

To foster the healthy development of young people by creating a thriving network of engaged youth leaders.


How to Register

If you’re a young person looking to join us for this year’s conference, click the Youth Registration button below.

If you’re an adult looking to register yourself or a group of youth for the conference, click the adult registration button below.

All youth participants must complete and return this permission slip (signed by a parent or guardian) via email to Download the permission slip here.

Youth Interest Form Register Here


Pricing and Hotel Accommodations

There is a cost of $80 per person to attend the event. Discounted hotel rooms, at a rate of $99 per night, are available through the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Bangor. To receive the discounted rate when you reserve your rooms, you must reserve them through this link. If you have any questions about conference pricing or hotel accommodations, reach out to Allyson Gardner at

The Workshop Schedule is in!

We’ve got an exciting line up of presenters for this year’s conference! Check out the full schedule here!

Workshop Spotlights

Let’s Talk about it: Smashing the Stigma Around Mental Illness

The Yellow Tulip Project

This interactive workshop tackles the stigma surrounding mental illness. Mental illness is invisible, and often hard to talk about. Its a silent epidemic affecting many teens right here in Maine. Break the silence with the help of The Yellow Tulip Project and gain skills in starting conversations about mental health, so young people know they don’t have to go it alone.

Spoken Word as a Storytelling Tool

The Opportunity Alliance

This workshop will explore the history of spoken word poetry, and gives young people the opportunity to write their own spoken word poems and share (if they’re comfortable) those poems with others. This workshop centers around spoken word as an avenue for activism,and as an act of self-care.

What Does Activism Look Like? Lessons from LGBTQ History


Participants will learn about LGBTQ+ activism through both historical and contemporary examples, and use those examples to investigate what activism can look like in any context. What different strategies do activists use? When has activism been successful (and what does success mean)? Has activism changed over time? Participants will have the opportunity to ask and answer these questions and more in this workshop presented by OUT MAINE.

Want to know more?

For more information or to ask us a question about the conference, reach out to us any time by email at