Motivating Others through Voices of Experience

Help Us Amplify Youth Voice!

We need to turn up the volume now more than ever…

We envision a future in which young people are valued as empowered leaders, advocates, and designers of communities that are built for all youth to thrive. However, it’s been harder and harder to envision that future based on what youth are experiencing NOW.

Your gift to Youth MOVE National goes directly towards youth advocacy and fighting for the future and the NOW that youth demand and deserve.


On October 17th 2023, Youth MOVE National hosted Youth Advocacy and the Youth MOVEment – Where we talked with past and present Youth MOVErs about their work within youth advocacy! 

Want to Learn More about Youth Peer Support?

Our SAMHSA-Funded Youth MOVE Peer Center builds the capacity of the current and future peer workforce, consumer-run organizations, including youth and family organizations, mental health service providers, and individuals with lived experience to promote the resilience and recovery of those experiencing mental health challenges. We use multiple, effective tailored technical assistance (TA), individual coaching, and training approaches to improve implementation and enhance the integration of recovery-oriented services into the traditional mental health service array. 

Youth Advocate?

Are you a youth advocate or young adult in a youth-serving system looking to get involved?

Agency Professional?

Work for a youth-serving agency or system and need help including authentic youth voice?

The MOVEment

We’re 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.

Join Us

Youth MOVE National has a variety of, programs, advisory boards, research & policy developments, and other opportunities we would love to share information about. If you are interested in specific opportunities, sign up!


The 2SLGBTQIA+ Experience

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What Youth MOVE Members Are Saying

Youth MOVE has opened up a myriad of opportunities for me. I testified before the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee at the Indiana State Capitol in support of a bill that established a State Suicide Prevention Coordinator and ensured that schools employ suicide-prevention policies.
Youth MOVE Indiana
Youth MOVE gave me a support network of people I can relate to on an intimate and personal level. They get me. They understand having a mental health condition and trying to maintain a healthy well-being.
Youth MOVE Virginia
I have been able to be myself, to be better than I was the day before. I have been able to become more of a leader and I’ve explored and traveled to different places and met new people.
Youth MOVE North Carolina