Cultivating Youth Mattering
December 14, 2021
Data in Maine highlights that almost half our youth feel they don’t matter to their community and an overwhelming number suffer with anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness. Mattering and social connectedness are protective factors that reduce the likelihood of poor mental health, suicide and substance misuse. Additionally, youth who don’t feel connected to their communities are less likely to become participants in the workforce and build a prosperous future for the State. Participants of this learning session will leave with a grounding in the science of mattering and belonging, learn about statewide data, understand how cultivating mattering builds resilient communities and leads to a stronger workforce. Lastly, participants will be able to identify strategies that build resilience and hear of statewide efforts to build connectedness.
Zoom Link will be provided closer to event via email.