Youth Peer Supports Conference
G.E.A.R. Parent Network and Maine Parent Federation are partnering to bring you a FREE daylong conference for Parents and Youth and it will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 9a-4p at the Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta.
This year’s conference topic is Peer Support – It Takes a Village!
Come and learn about parent and youth peer supports and how you can benefit from receiving these free services available in our state! Also learn how parents and youth can become peer mentors themselves.
We will also have a very inspirational special guest speaker, 21 year old Self-Advocate Jake Shumbo. Jake’s message of “Different Ability” versus “Disability” inspires his audiences to look beyond labels and how despite your ability you can be the leader of your own destiny.
Youth track is for youth ages 14+ will occur at same time as Parent Track workshops/panels.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.