New Gorman Foundation Policy Brief on Helping Maine Youth Succeed
Source: John T. Gorman Foundation
All young people deserve an equal chance to be healthy, happy, safe, and nurtured as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. Unfortunately, not all young people in Maine have the essential support needed to successfully make this transition and reach their full potential. From Adolescence to Adulthood: A Blueprint for Helping Maine’s Youth Succeed (PDF) highlights the needs of an all too often hidden and underserved group of Maine’s young people. This group faces unique obstacles in the transition to adulthood because they are homeless or involved in the state’s foster care or juvenile justice systems.
The report also shares some promising approaches underway in Maine that can be scaled up to help all young people succeed in school, at work, and in their relationships. Finally, it recommends how state leaders can act now to create better opportunities for young people and improve the odds that they can contribute to Maine’s future economic and civic success.