Our Journey

Founded in 2011 by two Bates College alumnae, Tree Street Youth grew its roots from a local homework help program. The original program – supported by a few AmeriCorps staff, 8 high school StreetLeaders, and a host of community volunteers – offered 40-60 local youth access to learning opportunities specifically tailored to meet their needs. Tree Street Youth has since grown into a year-round program that serves 500 youth Pre-K through seniors in high school. Our programming includes academics, empowerment, college access, leadership, enrichment, and mentorship.

We’re Passionate About Leadership, Learning, Exploration & Growth

Our Mission

Tree Street Youth is a Lewiston-based community of youth and adults who use their diverse lived experiences and collective empowerment to co-create youth-centered programs and partnerships that encourage leadership, learning, exploration, and growth.

We are grounded in radical accessibility and relationships rooted in equity and care.

Our Vision

Leaders who fear less, love more, and dream big, boldly shaping the future and creating communities united across lines of difference.

Tree by the Numbers

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