179 Main St., Suites 204-206, Waterville, ME 04901
Youth Matter!’s Mission: To measurably improve the lives of area children and youth through community collaboration that promotes positive youth development and reduces substance abuse.
Youth Matter!’s Vision: Children and youth are
• Safe and Respected
• Happy and Healthy
• Nurtured and Committed to Learning
• Connected to the Community
We are one of 68 Communities for Children & Youth coalitions statewide partnering with the Maine Children’s Cabinet.
We have been active in the area since 1996 under the direction of a “volunteer” Leadership Council.
To achieve our mission we collaborate with local schools, hospitals, law enforcement, community organizations and businesses. Our two primary program areas include After School Aspirations Programs (ASAP) funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant that is delivered at 5 Waterville sites (Alfond Youth Center, South End Learning Center, Albert S. Hall Elementary School, George J. Mitchell Elementary School, Waterville Junior High) and our Prevention Coalition that provides a number of programs dealing with the issue of youth substance abuse. For more information please contact our office at 859-9840 or view our website at www.YouthMatter.net.
Jeanette Glidden, Program Coordinator
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