Who We Are

Youth MOVE National is a youth driven,chapter-based organization dedicated to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

What We Do

We the members of Youth MOVE National will work as a diverse collective to unite the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness around youth issues. We will advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health and the other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.

Why We Do It

We the members of Youth 'Motivating Others through Voices of Experience’ (MOVE) National envision systems in which every youth person that enters a youth serving system is being prepared for life through genuine opportunities and authentic youth involvement throughout all systems levels. We help guide the redevelopment of the systems so that no youth falls through the cracks. We advocate for youth to utilize their power and expertise to foster change in their communities and in their own lives.

Youth MOVE National works toward the day when all people will recognize and accept the culture of youth, their families, and the communities that serve them in order to be truly culturally-competent. Youth MOVE National looks forward to the day when youth are no longer treated as numbers, problems or caseloads, but as individuals and humans. We will all stand as partners: youth, youth advocates, supporters, parents, and professionals to see our youth become successful.

How We Do It

To assist in developing the Youth Leadership program at meetings

To create youth movement principles and policies

To develop training tools, guides and other documents

To unite the voices and causes of youth.

To act as consultants to youth, providers families and other adults

To provide national youth leadership representing youth served by mental health and other youth-serving systems

To coach others in the area of authentic youth involvement

Latest Social Updates

Are you an #LGBTQ teen between the ages of 13-17? HRC & @UConn want to hear from you! 🙋 🙋‍♂️ https://t.co/uyE4My8W36 https://t.co/DxEVMG8lwz
Know someone doing great work w/ youth? Now's your chance to recognize them! Nominate for the RockStar Awards today… https://t.co/6X6CnLa1pb
RT @CtrSchoolMH: We want youth leaders who care about mental health to join us for a Leadership Day. RT to spread the word! Details: https:…
RT @NAMICommunicate: New bill, still bad for mental health. #Act4MentalHealth and tell Congress to vote NO on #GrahamCassidy: https://t.co/…
RT @volunTEENnation: Nominate individuals that are improving lives of youth in the Juvenile Justice System and/or MentalHealth @YouthMove h…
RT @MAFpajarito: We're excited to announce that we can now offer #Dreamers FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to pay for #DACA renewal. Apply today! : https…
BONUS! We asked @ListenLucy's Jordan for one last benefit to sharing your story as a means of advocacy. We couldn't… https://t.co/GQ2xglWgNV
Good news! The deadline to submit nominations for the RockStar Awards has been extended until Oct. 1. Nominate now:… https://t.co/NCObNXzS9m
Huge thanks @ListenLucy for partnering with us during #WellnessWeek and sharing all the fantastic insight into the benefits of stortelling!
Why share your story? Reason #5 of 5: Finding your purpose. Learn more at https://t.co/wXaNH4QstJ and… https://t.co/07rsDuQBYc
Perhaps the most impacting reason to share your lived experience story? You learn a great deal about yourself.… https://t.co/RgPRELlYFv
You might not think it, but sharing your story can improve your physical wellness. @listenlucy #wellnessweek https://t.co/GrOQ6BVlTh
There are things to consider when sharing your story, but @ListenLucy's Jordan doing so improved her environmental… https://t.co/H0HXo7zq16
This week, we're letting @ListenLucy's Jordan tell you in her own words why storytelling benefits wellness. Reason… https://t.co/pw0ssni3tY
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Starting next week, we're partnering with @ListenLucy to talk about sharing your story as a means of advocacy. Join us! #WellnessWeek
We stand with all #DACA youth. All youth deserve the support needed to live a resilient life. Here's what you can do https://t.co/Tg1XthM2B5
RT @the_TA_network: Nominations are now open for @YouthMOVE's RockStar Awards! https://t.co/cjWwLSmtIB https://t.co/1U9wMeLS7N
RockStar Awards are open for nominations right now! Go to https://t.co/8SGFaTFxVR to submit your nomination today.… https://t.co/nDHci78BpO
Addressing the needs of youth experiencing #cyberbullying: Watch #KSOCTV LIVE on 8/31 at 3:30 p.m. EDT https://t.co/qO0CmWUdmg