Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education

UNE CECE Event - Cultivating youth mattering: Building community connectedness

Portland Campus, Biddeford Campus, Online


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Maine State data highlights that a significant percentage of young people suffer from anxiety, depression, and feeling of loneliness. This can lead to a conviction that they don’t matter to their community. Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN) Executive Director Kini-Ana Tinkham, R.N., will invite participants to collectively learn and discuss ways to enhance mattering  in our communities. 

 Kini (she/her) Kini works to improve the health and well-being of children, families, and communities by advancing the MRBN mission through partnerships, professional development, and advocacy. Kini has worked in public health and healthcare for 36 years as a RN, educator, advocate, and leader. She brings system transformation leadership to advance health equity, wellness and improved health and well-being. In addition to her work at MRBN, her career expands across maternal and child health, home visitation, school-based health centers, youth leadership, family planning, clinical healthcare delivery and public health. 

Competencies: Values & Ethics, Teamwork

Presented by UNE CECE in collaboration with: Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN)

Participation can be applied toward students’ IP Honors Distinction.


Michelle Cote
UNE Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education

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