Thursday, October 11, 2007
SunJournal.com - Young pros find allies: "Many already have. YPLAA is part of a network of similar young professionals' groups that have sprung up around the state. Several got their start following a 2004 Youth Summit, organized by Gov. John Baldacci, to explore ways to keep young people in Maine and attract others. About 12 groups exist now, with plans for several new ones, including in Brunswick and Farmington. A statewide umbrella organization, REALIZE!Maine, provides support for the regional groups, offering financial assistance through limited state grants and a $150,000 grant from Bangor Savings Bank Foundation."