Rockstar Feature: Change Matrix

The 2020 Rockstar Awards have come to a close, and there are so many people to thank for the amazing RAVE we had on Twitch. This year, we introduced the Rockstar Fundraiser, a way to sponsor Rockstars and give them perks to help them in their professional journey for youth…

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Rockstar Spotlight: Al Exito Iowa

We are excited to be highlighting the winners from this year's RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition). A reminder to everyone that there is still time to sponsor advocacy perks for Rockstars for our Rockstar Fundraiser! https://youthmovenational.org/the-rockstar-fundraiser/ Al Exito Iowa is the recipient of the Organization of the Year Award This…

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Rockstar Spotlight: Luisanna Cruz

We are excited to be highlighting the winners from this year's RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition). A reminder to everyone that there is still time to sponsor advocacy perks for Rockstars for our Rockstar Fundraiser! https://youthmovenational.org/the-rockstar-fundraiser/ Luisanna Cruz is the recipient of the Tricialouis Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate of the Year…

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Rockstar Spotlight: Diamarilys Gonazlez

We are excited to be highlighting the winners from this year's RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition). A reminder to everyone that there is still time to sponsor advocacy perks for Rockstars for our Rockstar Fundraiser! https://youthmovenational.org/the-rockstar-fundraiser/ Diamarilys Gonzalez is the recipient of the Tricialouis Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate of the Year…

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RAVE 2020 Roundup!

Last night, Youth MOVE National opened a virtual stage for our annual Rockstar Awards. This year, we had to get creative with how we wanted to present these awards to youth advocates, supportive adult allies, and organizations working towards enhancing and making youth-serving systems better. Special Thanks to Joshua Calarino…

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The Early Assessment and Support Alliance Program Review

Written by Sam Skinner It's time for me to get on my soapbox to love on The Early Assessment and Support Alliance: Oregon's first episode psychosis program for youth and young adults.  In every county in Oregon, there is an EASA program. These team-oriented programs may include a therapist, psychiatrist…

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Guest Post: November is National Adoption Month

Written by Erin Bader from Child Welfare Information Gateway A sense of belonging and connectedness is a vital human need. We all need the love and support of others in order to achieve our goals and meet our personal definition of success. Unfortunately, young people in foster care are often…

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Dare 2 Dream 2020 Special Projects Completed

In the midst of the uncertainty, chaos, and not so good news around us, my favorite project to review lately has been the Dare to Dream wrapup. In the 2019-2020 funding cycle, Youth MOVE National funded 9 amazing Dare to Dream projects.  Groups submitted applications in November 2019, were notified…

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Rockstar Highlight: 2018 Organization of the Year Advocate Publishes Book!

The 2020 Rockstar nominations are now closed. As we work on the follow-up to announce winners and present our 2020 RAVE Awards Show, we want to continue to highlight the great work of youth across America. Recently, we were in touch with Kayla Morgan, who accepted a 2018 Rockstar Award…

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Using Creativity to Feel in Control

Written by Madeline Zielinski Having a sense of control is an important part of having mental wellness. Right now it feels like a lot of things are out of our control. We lived in a mechanized world, where it seems almost everything around us is automized, part of a system,…

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