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Program Information
Program Name: Youth MOVE Maine
Agency Name: THRIVE
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Ryun Anderson
Address: 124 Canal Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Telephone #: 207-782-5783
Fax #: 207-782-5793
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adolescents, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: We are an organization of youth and young adults who have participated in service systems and utilized natural supports to work through challenging times in our lives. We work in collaboration with families, system leaders, professionals and community members to make positive, lasting change in systems, communities and our own lives based on the unique knowledge and perspective that youth and young adults bring to the table.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evaluation of leadership and life changes in progress.
Program Mission Statement: Youth move Maine builds the skill, partnerships, policies and practices essential to making sure all youth are connected, resilient, growing and included in the decisions that impact their lives.

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