Tree Street Youth supports the youth of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine through academics, the arts and athletics. We provide Lewiston-Auburn youth with a safe space that encourages healthy physical, social, emotional, and academic development while building unity across lines of difference.
To cultivate leaders who fear less, love more, and dream big, boldly shaping the future and creating communities united across lines of difference.
Tree Street Youth is a young non-profit organization located in the Downtown “Tree Street Neighborhoods” of Lewiston, Maine. Founded in 2011 by two Bates College alumnae, Tree Street Youth grew its roots from a local homework help program. For many of these youth who attended homework help, their parents wanted to support their children academically, but lacked the language and academic skills to do so. Since its opening Tree Street has flourished into a full scale youth development program and is the the only solely youth serving center in Lewiston.
Tree Street serves youth grades pre-K through 12th grade, with 65% being youth of immigrant and refugee families and 35% having lived in the US generationally. Nearly all youth who attend the center live at or below the poverty level. 23 languages are spoken in the building with Tree Street's very unique staff (average age 23, 70% people of color) speaking 7 languages.
At all times we strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all youth while equipping them with the tools they will need to not only be successful now, but also in their futures. As an organization we encourage all youth no matter what grade they are in to explore all higher education options and future opportunities as they become lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and contributors to the world.
Tree Street Youth supports the youth of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine through academics, the arts and athletics. We provide Lewiston-Auburn youth with a safe space that encourages healthy physical, social, emotional, and academic…