Compass Afterschool Program

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Our Compass Afterschool Program provides a variety of “out-of-school” learning experiences to local middle & high schoolers

Using a highly collaborative and mindfully coordinated approach to support the whole child with academic success, and complete physical and social-emotional wellness, Midcoast Youth Center, in collaboration with RSU1 and community partners, delivers critically-needed afterschool and summer programming for eligible youth to:

  • create a culture of mattering, ensuring each student feels significant and finds success through youth leadership and mentoring from caring adults;
  • improve physical & mental wellbeing through accessible recreational activities, yoga and mindfulness;
  • improve academic performance through support/enrichment from highly qualified educators;
  • explore interests with diverse Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math enrichment (STEM) and access to visual and performing arts; 
  • strengthen student families through prevention programming and adult educational opportunities.

Program cost is free. The school-year program follows the RSU 1 school calendar. Please watch social media for weather related closures.

New for School Year 2022-23

We are excited to offer students Sources of Strength "to harness the power of peer social networks to create healthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, violence, bullying, and substance misuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent adverse outcomes by increasing wellbeing, help-seeking, resiliency, healthy coping, and belonging. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support, or protective factors, for young people so that when times get hard, they have strengths to rely on."

2024 Summer Program

Our summer program is for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. We welcome 9th graders who want a little extra time with us and offer summer camp employment opportunities to grades 10-12.

Summer camp dates are Jul 10 - Aug 18, Mondays through Thursdays 10am to 2pm

Students are welcome to hang out in the teen center after 2pm. We take field trips every Thursday to favorite locations in Midcoast and southern Maine including Reid State Park, Maine Maritime Museum, Coastal Botanical Gardens, bowling, and USM Planetarium.

Cost is free!

FMI please contact Lisa St. Pierre at (207) 443-8750 or by emailing lisa@midcoastyouth.org.

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Lisa St. Pierre

Teen Center Manager

(207) 770 - 1328

About Lisa

Lisa St. Pierre is the Teen Center Manager at Midcoast Youth Center. She, along with our Program Coordinator, Youth Program Assistant & Youth Program Leaders, coordinate a variety of daily fun activities to keep our youth active, engaged, supported, and fed. From cooking crew to chess tournaments, Lisa is passionate about supporting youth as they explore and discover their own passions.

In addition to her daily role at the youth center, Lisa also supervises our Summer Camp. A free, 6-week program for youth entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade, our Summer Program aims to support the whole child with academic success as well as complete physical and social-emotional wellness. In her first year at the helm, Lisa made our 2022 Program a huge success and she is always thinking of new ways to make it even better!

Lisa moved to Bath in her twenties and raised her two daughters here. Over the years, she has worked in numerous local restaurants, owned and operated Halls Martial Arts and Ship City Fitness for 15 years, and most recently, worked at Sagadahoc County Dispatch. Her life experiences, family, and compassionate nature have led Lisa to the team at Midcoast Youth Center where she is excited to exercise the prevailing love in her life - supporting and teaching youth.

When not working, Lisa can be found spending time with her family, working in her garden, doing home repairs, being a foodie, or bargain-hunting at TJ Maxx!