Guest Post: Being a Supportive Ally Part II

Being A Supportive Ally - Everything is the Same and Everything Has Changed  Part II This is What Being An Ally Can Look Like Written by Gwen White I have dedicated time and energy to be an adult ally to both colleagues and youth.  I am passionate about and dedicated…

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Guest Post: Being a Supportive Ally Part I

Being A Supportive Ally – Everything is the Same and Everything Has Changed  Part I:   What it means to me to be an adult ally* to youth leaders with lived experience Written by Gwen White I have dedicated time and energy to being an adult ally for many years.…

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Rockstar Highlight: Aaron Boswell

The time has come to highlight our final awardee from the 2019 Rockstar Awards! Last year was such a wonderful time for youth advocacy, and the winner of the Marlene Matarese Advocate for Youth of the Year was a big part of that work! Aaron Boswell exemplifies the Youth MOVE…

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Rockstar Highlight: Youth MOVE Virginia

Part of our annual Rockstar celebration is to honor a Youth MOVE chapter that is doing exceptional work. Our chapters are diverse when it comes to purpose areas, funding structures, hosted organizations, geographic areas, populations served, and many other factors. This is one of the things that make our network…

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Rockstar Feature: Alex Barker

With the announcement of the Youth MOVE National 2020 RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition), we want to spend the next couple of weeks featuring some of our past winners and highlight some of the great work that was done to earn these folks awards in the past. Remember, if you…

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Rockstar Feature: Wendy Lesko

With the announcement of the Youth MOVE National 2020 RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition), we want to spend the next couple of weeks featuring some of our past winners and highlight some of the great work that was done to earn these folks awards in the past. Remember, if you…

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Being Black in America

Written by Jasmine Boatwright Being black in America has never been easy. For years we have been subjected to public disrespect, violence, lack of opportunities, and disregard of our lives from those paid to support us. Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland Tamir Rice Trayvon Martin George Floyd are only a handful…

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YMN Releases Black Youth Allyship Guide

Youth MOVE National is excited to share a new resource that we have created in response to our recent commitment to anti-racism. "Standing in Solidarity: A Guide for Becoming a Better Ally to Black Youth" aims to help youth peers and supportive adults find ways to create change in your…

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Standing Together in Solidary for Anti-Racism

As we reflect over the last week of the events of the world, amidst the already stressful pandemic that is happening, we have a responsibility to step up and use our voice to create change for youth and people of color. The uprising and protests occurring around our country are…

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Youth MOVE Top Podcast & YouTube Picks

We hope that our recent COVID19 blogs have been useful to you all. Right now, our focus is on connecting and sharing ways to work through this crisis by offering a wide variety of resources that may assist in some way. We thought we would do something a little different…

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