Monthly Archives: April 2013

Youth with a Voice (Biddeford, Maine)

Biddeford, Maine’s 2011 Downtown Master Plan includes the words “youth” or “students” 157 times over its 217 pages.  This was not an accident, but rather a demonstration of this New England mill town’s strong commitment to including young people and...

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Youth Storytelling and Community Engagement in Biddeford, ME

An Inclusive-Planning Process  In 2008, the City of Biddeford began a new chapter in its vibrant history when it entered into a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to develop a Downtown Master Plan.  The Orton Family Foundation is...

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Lessons Learned: Biddeford, ME

Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and motivations for participating in the public process are often different than adults.  Coordinators therefore should be flexible...

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Student Voices: Tom Laverriere (Biddeford, ME)

This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Tom Laverriere is a senior at Biddeford High School....

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Student Voices: Victoria Eon (Biddeford, ME)

This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Victoria Eon is a freshman at McGill University, studying...

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Webinar Materials: Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty

On April 16, NADO and PolicyLink co-hosted the webinar “Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty:  The View from the Ground.” The presentation highlighted the opportunities and challenges small towns and rural communities face in combating poverty and promoting inclusive economic development....

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