Education & Employment Support Program

About the Program

The Education & Employment Support Program reconnects New Beginnings youth to educational resources and provides trauma-informed support to help them succeed in educational environments. Research shows homeless and at-risk youth are 87% more likely than their peers to drop out of high school and need support to remain enrolled and be successful in school.

Education & Employment Support Program staff are experts in providing trauma-informed educational and employment support services that help youth succeed in their studies and complete high school, giving them their best chance to become stable, self-sufficient adults.

Staff meet with youth one on one (in person, or virtually under COVID-19 protocols) and address each young person’s unique needs, from supporting enrolled youth with individualized, skills-based tutoring and homework help to helping youth who have been disconnected from school for years take their first steps towards continuing their education.

Services include:

  • Individualized assessment
  • Homework help
  • Advocacy to schools of origin
  • Enrollment and school transfer support
  • Skills-based tutoring
  • Career exploration
  • Job applications and resume-building
  • College applications
  • Financial aid support
“I am so proud of doing math! I remember when I was in 7th and 8th grade, I would get sent home with so much math homework because I couldn’t finish it in class – and now here I am, doing it!” – Youth receiving services

Maine DOE McKinney-Vento Resources

Interested in learning more about McKinney-Vento student rights and available resources?


To make a referral, please email Signe at:

Get in Touch

Phone: (207) 521-6664
Address: 134 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

Meet the Staff



Education & Employment Support Program Coordinator
(207) 795-4077 ext. 214


Gabe Smith

Gabe Smith

Outreach Program Director