Since Maine Inside Out first began ten years ago, hundreds of young people impacted by incarceration in Maine have returned to communities with the support, preparation, and confidence to raise their voices at tables where the decisions that affect their lives are being made.
They have created powerful art and traveled around the state and the country to share it. They have led workshops in university classrooms, held forums to vet candidates for public office, and supported each other in navigating the significant challenges of building a life after incarceration. Maine communities are stronger because these young people are in them, sharing their experiences, connecting across boundaries and leading us forward.
Check out the latest White Paper on Maine Inside Out’s nationally recognized model:
“Understanding Maine Inside Out: A model for social emotional learning and community resilience building”