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Tree Street Youth

  • Tree Street Youth
  • 144 Howe Street
  • Lewiston, ME 04240
  • 207-513-6386
  • Keenan Shields
  • BRANCHES Program Manager
  • 207-513-6386

Program Description

The mission of Tree Street Youth Center is to support the youth of Lewiston-Auburn through academics, the arts and athletics while providing a safe space that encourages healthy physical, social, emotional, and academic development while building unity across lines of difference. Located in the heart of downtown Lewiston at 144 Howe Street, it serves as a vibrant hub of daily youth-driven activity for 120-150 students in grades K-12 and is the only center solely focused on meeting the educational and social needs of at-risk youth.

The goal of Tree Street Youth BRANCHES is to increase the overall graduation, college acceptance, and college retention rates of at-risk, first-generation students in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine. BRANCHES works with middle and high school students and their families to establish college and career goals early in order to attain future success in reaching these goals.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 120
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%