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Leadership Program - Guest Posts from Josh Lezotte and Reegan Boynton

We continue our Leadership Program Series with input from recent graduate Josh Lezotte and Reegan Boynton.

Joshua Lezotte is a member of the Southern Aroostook Chapter, and he learned in Leadership training about team building skills, helping others, talking with others if they have a problem and listening to what they...Read More »


Leadership Program - Guest Posts from Stephanie Pelletier and Sarah Trites

Leadership Blog Series: 

We asked our most recent Leadership Class to answer some questions about their experience taking the leadership training.   Over the next few weeks, you will get to hear from some of them about their experience and what they learned.

This week we hear from Sarah Trites and Stephanie Pelletier

Sarah...Read More »


Guest Post: A New Year's Letter from Kile to You

This is Kile I just want to say happy New Year’s to everyone. I hope everyone had a great and fantastic holiday with their friends and family and brought in the new year with a bang.

I want to share my dreams and things I look forward to, for 2023.

 This year...Read More »


Guest Post: Jon McGovern - New Year's Eve

Hi Everyone, Jon here.

Last Month was December and on the 31st it was New Year’s Eve.

I want to know what your Resolution is, or you did you do anything New Year’s Eve. My resolution is to lose weight.

Did you go to New York in Time’s Square, stay home...Read More »


Guest Post: Bobby Little on working in the community.

Bobby Little is a self-advocate, a SUFU Member and live in Presque Isle, Maine. He and Kile recently spoke about his working in the community:

Bobby recently told us about getting a job for the Salvation Army.  Bobby said this is a flexible position and has worked...Read More »


Guest Post: Reegan Boynton on getting her State of Maine Hunting License

Reegan is a Self-Advocate, a SUFU board member, and lives in Millinocket, Maine.

Reegan speaks about getting her State of Maine Hunting License:

I wanted to get my hunting license because I wanted to have something to do with my aunt. It’s something that we can do together to get bonding time...Read More »


Self-Advocates Chasing their Dreams: Conference Video

At the 2022 SUFU Conference self-advocates are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops. One of them was was titled “Chasing Your Dreams”. Self-Advocates were given the opportunity to share what they are passionate about and their dreams for the future. ...Read More »


Guest Post: Georgia West - A proud self-advocate

TRIGGER WARNING: This Blog contains raw human mental health struggles such as references to violence and suicide.  If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and or suicidal thoughts, please contact 988 or Lifeline (988lifeline.org)

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The...Read More »


Guest Post: Deb Wiggins - Taking a Step

Recently Kile was able to speak with Deb Wiggins about what she wants for her future. Deb shared the following:

Debra Wiggins is a Self-Advocate, a member of SUFU, and lives in Presque Isle, Maine.

Deb has been under guardianship since she was 18 years old and has decided to...Read More »


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