AUBURN and LEWISTON, Maine — Y-Not is a civic engagement and grassroots economic scavenger hunt-style program designed to educate, motivate and recruit the next generation of community leaders.
Beginning with the kick-off celebration on March 28, at the Good Shepherd Food Bank, Y-Not participants will team up to spend two weeks increasing their knowledge of local government, businesses and nonprofit organizations. They will become more critical readers of newspapers, more informed contributors to public policy debates, and positive community ambassadors. They will expand their personal and professional networks and help bridge the gap between established community leaders and the next generation.
Y-Not will conclude on May 18 with prizes, food and entertainment at the Y-Not Finale Celebration. The finale celebration will take place at Cross Fit Lewiston, located at 26 Cedar St. in Lewiston. The “old mill” space will be transformed into an event venue. The mill space, housing a business owned by young professionals in the heart of Downtown L/A is very fitting of both the Y-Not program and YPLAA’s mission and vision.
This program is funded by a generous grant from the Thayer Corp., as well as a project grant from the Maine Development Foundation. YPLAA is a division of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored annually by Center Street Dental and Bangor Savings Bank.
Visit www.yplaa.com to register.