Youth Voting Summit:

Bringing together and growing civic leaders for a day of skill building and connection.

 

Are you a young person who is making change in your community? Do you want to build your organizing or advocacy skills? Curious about how to engage more young people in your community in voting? Join us! Educators are welcome! Students are welcome! Young people from across Maine are welcome!

 

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Maine Students Vote encourages young people to become democratic leaders and life-long civic champions in their communities.

Maine Students Vote is a network of student and civic leaders that are focused on increasing democratic engagement on college campuses and high schools in Maine. We support campuses and schools in developing voter education materials, organizational action planning, training and mentoring civic captains, and coordinating get-out-the-vote efforts. We have been on the ground since 2015, and work collaboratively with other national and local youth voting organizations.

This is a nonpartisan initiative that is focused on being a trusted resource for all Maine communities.

Introducing the new director.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to support youth across Maine. I come from a background of community organizing and have 12+ years of experience working with nonprofits whose missions ranged from growing youth leadership to fighting for equitable financial access to demanding food justice. The through line of all of these organizations has been rooted in uplifting community voice and local organizing. I’m excited to combine this experience with the amazing work that Meg McCormick has done in building MSV.”

— Allyson Gardner, Director of Maine Students Vote

Get Involved


YOUTH VOTING NETWORK

This is a youth-led space for individual connect between youth who share a common passion. We welcome college, high school, and out of school organizers to share their experiences and projects. Hosted on Slack this virtual space will has resources and monthly meetings to share updates and brainstorm solutions.

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VOLUNTEER

We work with an amazing team of adults that volunteer their time to support youth voters. Come join the team and work on our outreach strategies, train voter registration leaders, and so much more!

The form below will lead you to our partner the League of Women Voter’s of Maine’s website. Be sure to click MSV in the menu bar at the top of the page!

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TEACHER RESOURCES

Looking for a way to add civic or voter education to your class? From a quick 5 Mins for Democracy presentation to full civic based lessons and more we have you covered. Click below for our full list of resources.

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