The Heart of the Youth Leadership Conference
The Leadership Team!!!
MYAN is recruiting youth facilitators to lead the annual statewide leadership conference in November! The Leadership Team seeks to move beyond technical aspects of event planning towards embodying the energy and practice of youth-driven action exhibited at the Youth Leadership Conference. Come grow your leadership style and skills, identify ways to make meaningful change in your community, and support your peers to do the same! This program includes weekly virtual programming beginning in late August as well as two overnight retreats. Through collaborative exercises and activities, you will have the opportunity to cultivate key change-making skills as well as make lasting connections with your teammates. High school aged youth with an interest in leadership and commitment to learning are strongly encouraged to apply – facilitation experience is not required for the Leadership Team!
The work of youth facilitators is integral to the success and meaning of an event that promotes the creativity, culture, and wisdom of young people. Leadership Team members will receive a $300 stipend, as well as travel cost reimbursements, upon completion of the November 4th & 5th Conference!
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with an application deadline of Friday, August 6th!
For more information and application:
What’s it All About?
Each year, the annual two-day Youth Leadership Conference brings together over 300 youth leaders, adult allies, and community members. It’s a space that promotes the creativity, culture, and wisdom of young people, showcasing youth-driven action and providing meaningful opportunities for young people and adults to learn from one another.
Members of the Leadership Team will discover a community of young people from all over Maine who are passionate about making change and uplifting the voices of their peers. The Team’s purpose is to build relationships, leadership, and organizing skills to create a Youth Leadership Conference that centers on youth voice and provides opportunities to meaningfully connect. Together, they will play a central role in the design and hosting of this incredible event!
Meet the 2020 Youth Planning Team Members!
Jayden Fournier: Hi, my name is Jayden Fournier and I’m a freshman at Caribou High School. I enjoy playing golf, tennis, and games with my family. I believe that today’s youth can have just as much effect on the future as the adults of today. One thing that I think adults overlook is the mental state of teens. With that, I think that we should work together and engage in more productive ways of getting the government’s attention to make our voices heard.
What Does The YPT Do?
Over the course of 8-months, the Youth Planning Team will work collaboratively on multiple aspects of our 2-day Youth Leadership Conference: Identifying presenters, recruitment & outreach support, creating facilitation guides for “Home Teams,” and more. During the event, the YPT will take on many roles, such as speech writing, public speaking opportunities, photographing the event, dialogue sessions, hosting Podcast sessions and leading team-building activities.