PYDI Conference – Creating Positive Climates for Youth scheduled for June 29-30

The Maine Event: Creating Positive Climates for Youth conference will be held June 29-30 at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. This year’s event combines the annual conferences of the Positive Youth Development Institute and the Collaboration for Perpetual Innovation into a single gathering of youth serving professionals and volunteers. With a long history of support and involvement from the Maine Department of Education, the event draws a strong following with presenters and participants from as many as seventeen states, Canada, and Scotland by providing training and information about key components to positive climate in all settings in which children and youth gather.

For educators, the conference supports many initiatives within the Maine Department of Education related to positive school culture/climate, brain-based practices for student engagement, and encouraging school-wide practices of inclusion for all students.

 For more information including a list of this year’s topics and registration information, visit the Maine Event: Creating Positive Climates for Youth conference website.

 For questions related to the conference, contact Donna Duffey, Conference Manager at 800-294-4322 or or Maine Department of Education specialist Sarah Ricker at 624-6685, or