The 2012 Positive Youth Development Institute

Bangor, Maine
Monday, July 23, 2012
The 2012 Positive Youth Development Institute
Monday, July 23, 2012 8:00 AM -
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Husson University
One College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
United States

Map and Directions
PYDI Monday and Tuesday (July 23 & 24) at the Gracie Theater, Husson University

Continuing Education Credits are available for this event: 
1.5 general CEUs

Workshop Detail

Conference Agenda


8:00-9:00        Registration in the lobby of the Gracie Theater, Husson University

                           Coffee and muffins under the tent.

9:00                 Opening Youth Plenary- Gracie Theater

                        Plenary with Dr. Jeffrey Butts

11:30-1:00       Sandwich and Salad Lunch for all - Under the Tent
                        4-H Science Expo in the lunch area

1:15-2:45         Workshop Session A- Peabody Hall

2:45                 Coffee break

3:00-4:30         Workshop Session B- Peabody Hall


7:30                 Registration Desk Open & Continental Breakfast (under the tent)- Gracie Theater

8:30                 Morning Plenary with Dr. Gil Noam - Gracie Theater

10:30               Break

                        District Council Summit, Gracie Theater second floor

10:45               Workshop Session C- Peabody Hall

12:15-1:30       BBQ Lunch for all- Under the Tent
1:30-2:45         Afternoon Plenary with Mr. Tracy McGee

3:00-4:30         Workshop Session C- Peabody Hall

4:30                 CEU applications available at the registration desk in the Gracie Atrium

Keynote Speakers


Jeffrey A. Butts (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY), and senior research advisor at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. His work focuses on research and evaluation projects designed to discover and improve policies and programs for at-risk and disconnected youth, especially those involved with the justice system. He has more than 25 years of experience in research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and direct services. Dr. Butts has published two books, dozens of reports for the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies, and articles in journals such as the American Journal of Criminal Law, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Judicature, Law & Policy, Juvenile & Family Court Journal, and Youth & Society. His research findings and policy views have been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Miami Herald, the Economist, Christian Science Monitor, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Time Magazine, National Public Radio, and CNN, among others. Previously, Jeff was a Research Fellow with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, director of the Program on Youth Justice at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, and a senior research associate with the National Center for Juvenile Justice. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Jeff began his career as a drug and alcohol counselor with the juvenile court in Eugene, Oregon.

Gil G. Noam is the Founder and Director of the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR) and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital. Trained as a clinical and developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst in both Europe and the United States, Dr. Noam has a strong interest in supporting resilience in youth, especially in educational settings. He served as the director of the Risk and Prevention program, and is the founder of the RALLY Prevention Program, a Boston-based intervention that bridges social and academic support in school, afterschool, and community settings. Dr. Noam has also followed a large group of high-risk children into adulthood in a longitudinal study that explores clinical, educational, and occupational outcomes.  Dr. Noam has published over 200 papers, articles, and books in the areas of child and adolescent development as well as risk and resiliency in clinical, school and afterschool settings. He has become the editor-in-chief of the journal New Directions in Youth Development: Theory, Practice and Research, which has a strong focus on out-of-school time.


Tracy McGee has 20 years of extensive experience in the youth development field and in the administration of strength-based education and youth empowerment/leadership programs for the hard to reach populations.  He facilitates trainings for community-based organizations, Juvenile Justice Systems, educational institutions and agencies that serve youth.  Tracy McGee has received several National and New York State awards for serving young people considered to be at-risk.  He currently is an author of a new book Answering the Call: From Risk to Resiliency & From Passion to Purpose.  In addition to being a new author, Tracy currently is Principal of a new charter school and previously worked in the public school system’s regional resource center providing training to twenty school districts throughout Western New York on School Climate and Culture; Building Cultural Competence; and Positive Youth Development


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • General Registration Fee:  $110.00
    VC1000093507 (UMF)

    Checks should be made payable and mailed to:

    The Maine Afterschool Network
    University of Maine Farmington
    186 High Street
    Farmington,  ME  04938

    Purchase orders should be faxed or emailed to:

    Erin Frati
    fax: 207-287-6092

    No refunds will be issued for cancellations after July 15th, 2012.

    Payment or purchase order must be received by July 23rd, 2012.

    No Federal Excise nor Maine State Sales Taxes are included in the registration fee.
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