The Gateway to Opportunity (G2O) Program connects low-income young people (both in-school and out-of-school) with paid, work-based learning projects during the summer. These projects help youth participants develop the 21st Century Skills required for success in their future careers. The G2O program is a new approach to work-based learning that was developed by the Cutler Institute at the University of Southern Maine in partnership with local stakeholders and based on national best practices for youth employability. With origins in Portland, MYAN has worked to expand this program across the state over the last three years, bringing the program to 8 new communities across Maine and counting!
Learn More About the Incredible Role Host Sites Play
We are recruiting host sites for 2023!
As the lead coordinator of the G2O initiative, MYAN is actively exploring new partnerships with Maine-based businesses, non-profits, and community organizations to continue to expand this initiative across the state. As a host site, you will support a team of young people for a 6-week collaborative project at your organization, investing in both local and emerging professionals for our incoming workforce. This summer, G2O will run July 10th-August 17th, 2023 with host site training offered in the spring. (Previous Host Sites include Loon Echo Land Trust, The City of Portland, MaineHealth, Healthy Acadia, Young People’s Caucus, ACAP, Somerset Public Health, St.Mary’s Nutrition Center, and many more!)
If you or your organization are interested in becoming involved in this innovative work-based learning program, apply to become a host site here, or for more information, contact Alastair Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.