YOUTH PROGRAMS

OUT YOUTH GROUP

Are you a youth 12- 22 looking for a place to make friends? to just be you? have fun?

Join us for Wednesday afternoon youth group at the Landing Place (61 Park St, Rockland, ME).

  • Summer: 3pm - 5pm
  • School Year: 2:30 pm - 5pm

A place for the youth to explore and express their identities at any point in their journey, a place where they can find supportive peers and adult allies, confidential discussion groups, community-oriented projects and activities, and space to be free of judgment. It plays a critical role and has made a profound difference in the lives of many rural LGBTQ youth.

Each session includes snacks or a meal, support, discussion on important issues and opportunities for social time. Trained adult advisors are always present and new adult volunteers are always welcome. For more information please contact lane@outmaine.org

youth overnights

Regional overnights are an opportunity for LGBTQ+ youth and allies to come together to build community and spend time with one another in a space where they can be themselves.

Do you want to make a difference? Are you part of your school's Student Council, Civil Rights Team, Gay/Straight/Trans Alliance or National Honor Society? These overnights are for YOU!

Cost: $10 (Scholarships available).

Overnight Activities may include...

Friday evening:

  • 5:00 pm: Arrival, Icebreakers
  • 6:00 pm: Dinner (nothing fancy, pizza, takeout etc. Please let us know on permission slip if there are any dietary restrictions we need to accommodate)
  • 6:30 pm: Group activity
  • 7:30 pm: Games and art options
  • 9:30 pm: Quiet time
  • 11:45 pm: LIGHTS OUT

Saturday morning

  • 8:00 am: Breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Cleanup
  • 9:00 am: Workshop
  • 11:00 am: Wrap up/Closing Activity
  • 11:30 am: Dismissal/Pickup

Upcoming overnights:

Boys and Girls Club, 56 Micmac Drive, Presque Isle, Maine.* OUT Maine Youth overnight in partnership with the Healthy Community Coalition and PLFAG.

*Rescheduling due to weather, new dates TBA.


Past Overnights

OUT Maine has been all over the state! In 2019 we had overnights in Knox, Waldo, Washington, and Oxford counties!

YOUTH POLICY BOARD

Are YOU.....

  • Interested in gaining leadership skills?
  • Passionate about issues that affect your community?
  • Concerned about access to health care?
  • Looking to gain community service hours or school credit?
  • Wondering how you can make a difference?

Get Involved. Build Youth Voice for Improving Policy. Make Change.

STAND UP, SPEAK OUT

Seeking community-oriented, social justice-minded youth (ages 14-22) from Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties who are looking to develop leadership skills.

We will come together to form a volunteer Youth Policy Board to bring about positive change for youth in the midcoast. Youth participants will receive a small stipend.

The Youth Policy Board meets in Belfast. We provide snacks but not lunch. We can assist in arranging carpooling but cannot guarantee transportation to and from meetings.

Future meeting dates TBA.

Still seeking members, please email info@outmaine.org

YOUTH LEADERSHIP RETREATS

The Youth Leadership Retreat programs are to enhance leadership development and reach more rural youth. In May 2017, OUT held its third annual youth retreat at Camp Kieve-Wavus, where 39 youth from Machias to South Portland gathered to learn and network. The weekend proved to be life-changing for many, building a new LGBTQ Youth Leadership Team. These youth need connections and visible adult LGBT mentors to help them see possibility in their futures and reasons to remain in school.

Future dates TBA. For further information please email info@outmaine.org