Youth Involved in Maine Gov Debate

The Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education is organizing the Prepare Maine Gubernatorial Forum. Sponsored by WABI-TV5, the televised forum will be held at Bangor High School on Wednesday, Oct 27, at 7 p.m. The forum will provide opportunity for candidates to share their platforms on education, workforce development and Maine’s economic future.

Prepare Maine looks to ensure that all young children have access to quality programs that advance their development, that all students are prepared for their future and that more Mainers obtain a college degree or occupational certificate.

Also on the committee is the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN), an organization that empowers youth through community involvement. MYAN has been encouraging young adults to get involved in the debate by assisting in event planning, organizing “satellite sites” in their respective communities and creating questions for the debate through use of blogs, Twitter or surveys. The focus is to get more youth leaders actively involved in shaping of the policies that affect their communities and futures.


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