Strengthening Children, Youth, and Families

Community Vision:

We strive to make sure that children and youth reach their fullest potential.
The Strengthening Children, Youth, and Families Community Impact Team works hard to make sure
that the services and programs result in:

Children birth to Kindergarten

  • are ready to learn and the number of children entering school not ready to learn are identified and reduced
  • families and caregivers have access to available resources 
  • the number of parents and caregivers with knowledge and skills regarding early childhood development is increased
  • community knowledge about the importance of quality care and education is increased

Children 6 to 12

  • have access to safe and positive activities safe quality programming beyond scheduled school hours is available
  • the development of positive family modeling is facilitated

Youth 13-18

  • have learning opportunities to prepare them for a productive life
  • job readiness skills
  • good decision making skills
  • effective parenting
  • self-sufficiency
  • life-long learning
  • positive connections to adults and the community are increased


Strengthening Children, Youth, and Families works with the following Community Partners:
  • Alfond Youth Center - After School Program, Camp Tracy and Summer Enrichment Program 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of Kennebec Valley - One-to-One Mentoring Program
  • Children's Center - Education and Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs 
  • Crisis and Counseling Centers - G.E.A.R. Parent Network 
  • Girl Scouts of Maine - Girl Grants
  • Kennebec Valley Community Action Program - Child and Family Services, Community Outreach, South End Teen Center,  Personal Body Safety and Educare Central Maine-MidMaine Homeless Collaborative
  • Maine Children's Home For Little Wanderers -Teen Parent School Program and Children's Place Program
  • Sexual Assault Crisis and Support - Prevention Program of N. Kennebec and Somerset
  • Youth and Family Services - Counseling and Community Services


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