Youth Outreach

Youth Outreach – Improving Outcomes for Youth

Supporting the success of 6th – 12th grade students in Waterville and Winslow

Helping Students Stay in School

There are many reasons why young people drop out of school. Academic challenges, social problems and a lack of resources and/or support can all contribute to youth drop out rates. The youth Outreach Program works to identify each students unique challenges and together, create solutions to overcome the barriers to a successful school career.

Improving Academic Success

When youth experience academic success, it fuels their desire to stay in school. The Youth Outreach Program provides in-house tutoring and tutoring referrals at the South End Teen Center to promote this.

Graduating High School

Earning a high school diploma is the foundation for continuing education and is essential in today’s economy. Some youth face numerous obstacles and need the extra support of our Youth Outreach Worker in order to reach this major life milestone.

Pursuing Post-Secondary Education

Attending college or vocational training can be a very daunting and overwhelming experience for many youth, particularly when they are the first in their family to consider post-secondary education. The Youth Outreach Program helps students identify possible careers of interest, explore training opportunities and navigate the challenging process of applying for an receiving financial aid.

Employment Supports

Many young people want to secure a part-time job while in high school. The Youth Outreach Program assists teens with resume writing, building job interview skills and learning appropriate work-place behavior.

Participation Requirements

The Youth Outreach Program serves Waterville and Winslow students in grades 6-12 who are at risk of dropping out of school and/or are in need of assistance securing employment or with the college application process. Student referrals are accepted from teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses, administrators, South End Teen Center employees and the Alfond youth Center’s Let’s Get Ready Program. If you have questions regarding the Youth Outreach Program or need information on how to refer someone, please contact Benjamin Howard 207-616-1007 or email