Professional Development Offerings:
Free for adults working adjacent to or directly with young people. Come learn with us!
Investing in Youth-Adult Partnerships:
This foundational content is highly interactive and focused on research-based strategies for fostering developmental relationships with young people. Deepen your understanding of youth culture. Explore new engagement strategies and activities. Practice implementing youth-adult partnerships in your work.
Register for this five hour session with limited in-person spaces on May 12th in Bangor or May 19th in Augusta – or join us for a modified virtual session on May 24th.
Group Facilitation with Youth:
This session is focused on leveraging expertise in the room grounded by research-based best practices. Content is highly interactive and includes ample time for practice & debrief in small groups. Grow your facilitation practice and leave with new tools to use in your work!
Register for this five hour session with limited in-person spaces on May 10th in Bangor or May 17th in South Portland – or join us for a modified virtual session on May 26th.
Skill Development and Support for Adults
Young people are only half of the equation. Adults are integral contributors to the development of young people. Supporting adults has a ripple effect—reaching dozens of young people and other adults. We teach, coach, mentor – and model! – positive youth development practices.
MYAN believes in the power of youth-adult partnerships, and our group skill development and individualized support are available to every adult in Maine looking to make a difference in the lives of young people. Training is an integral part of our mission to support adults who are enriching young people’s lives.
MYAN provides a free training series for interested adults across the state. Educators who complete the series are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Most of our trainings are day-long events and provide lunch catered by local restaurants. These trainings are designed to help adults cultivate and practice new skills that make their own work easier and are easy to share with their colleagues.
MYAN staff bring extensive knowledge and expertise to youth work. We provide expert assistance to any adult looking to enhance their youth development skills. From local youth advisers to state law and policymakers, we support adults in leveraging research-informed best practices in their work with young people. Our technical assistance work is tailored to the needs and interests of each adult or organization we work with.