Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services that provides community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to youth ages 11-17 in mid-coast Maine. These programs help youth learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities. Youthlinks is funded primarily by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations. All programs are free for participating youth.
They use a wide array of programs (including gardening; animal care; interacting with senior citizens; cooking; hiking; running a recycling business; and having youth identify a community need and address it). They maintain a 1 adult-to-6 youth ratio in all of our programs to ensure a strong connection between youth and adults.