The Voices of Youth Supporting Lewiston Video
As part of their DO YOU DO LEW positive image campaign for Lewiston, on Wednesday, May 11th, the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council will debut a 25-minute “The Voices of Youth Supporting Lewiston” video in which they—along with Farwell Elementary School K-6 students—will share why they love Lewiston!
The free event will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Public Library, co-host of the event, at 200 Lisbon Street in Callahan Hall, and members of the public are urged to attend.
5th Annual Teen Opportunities Fair
The Lewiston and Auburn Public Libraries will host the fifth annual Teen Opportunities Fair on Saturday, April 2nd at Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature exhibits and displays from a number of local businesses and agencies that provide services or volunteer opportunities for local teenagers and a few businesses and organizations that employ teenagers.
The Fair will feature area organizations supporting local young adults in one or more of the following pursuits: volunteering, internships, continuing education, life skills, and employment. The event is free and open to all area teens.
Participants will be able to talk with area agencies regarding details on the services and opportunities that they provide for teenagers. Some businesses and organizations will be on hand for to discuss what employers are looking for in new hires, and offer an opportunity to apply for jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences. In addition, the Fair will feature door prizes and free food.
The showcase of local organizations exhibiting at the Teen Opportunities Fair includes: The YMCA; Auburn Police Activities League; 4-H of Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties; Girl Scouts of Maine; the Career Center; Lewiston Rec. Department; Lots to Gardens; Tree Street Youth; Community Credit Union; representatives from area colleges, and more!
For more information on the event, contact Danielle Fortin at LPL (513-3135; firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Aspirations Workshop Series
Calling all Lewiston and Auburn teens! Join us for this spring’s Aspirations Workshop Series at Lewiston Public Library. The first event “What Do You Mean? Introduction to Aspirations” will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd from 4-5 PM in LPL’s 1st floor Jeanne Couture Room. This workshop will introduce the concept of Aspirations to students and give them the opportunity to discuss their future goals with college students from Lewiston and Auburn. They will discuss personal experiences from attending Lewiston/Auburn Public Schools and discuss the importance of education as part of their career trajectory.
These workshops are open to all middle and high school students interested in discussing their goals and learning how to access resources to build networks of support. Each workshop will include a presentation and/or activity followed with question and answer period. Workshop presenters will provide handouts for students to keep in resource folders. Free snacks are provided.
The Aspirations Workshop Series will take place over the next few months on Wednesdays, from 4-5 PM. The workshop schedule is as follows:
March 16th: On My Mind: High School Prep
April 13th: I Know I Can: College Prep
April 27th: Me, Myself & I: Cultural Preservation
May 11th: Hello From the Other Side: Post-High School Options Panel
This series is co-sponsored by the Bates College Harward Center for Community Partnerships and the Lewiston Public Library, along with the assistance of many community partners that have donated college-related materials and staff time for the workshops.
For more information, please contact the Adult & Teen Services Desk at the Lewiston Public Library: 207-513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov.
Teens- Winter Reading Is Coming
Beginning in January- stay tuned!
– A Self-Directed Volunteer Program for Teens.
TEENS! Are you looking for community service hours?
Do you need volunteer hours for school?
We’ve got you covered!!
Join the new VolunTeen Program at the 2nd Floor Desk with Danielle. You can also download the brochure here.