Youth Workforce Development Survey Results

Most of us at Youth MOVE National started our careers in peer-service or in youth coordinator roles, and grew into national advocacy work. The concept of “Generation NEXT” is a priority on our team, as most of us have experienced it firsthand: we need to build better career pathways for…

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Questions to Ask When Screening Resources

As we continue to move through 2020, keeping a watchful eye on the world around us as it relates to COVID, anti-racism, an election year, and so many other events that are shaping our daily lives, we think it’s important to take a few moments to reflect on how we…

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Working at Home During COVID-19: How it’s Different

Hey there, Alice again, writing from Decorah, Iowa.  At YMN, we’re all used to working from home: that’s how we operate! Our team is spread across the country- from Portland, OR to Portland ME, and everywhere in between.  Youth MOVE National offices have always been virtual so we’ve mastered virtual…

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Youth MOVE Detroit Has Expanded Its Efforts in Michigan

While Youth MOVE chapters are diverse in their program offerings and approach, each is working to meet the needs of youth in their particular community. From offering personal development opportunities, delivering leadership and advocacy training, to providing youth peer support, Youth MOVE chapters are bringing community and connection to youth…

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Statement on Migrant Youth at the Border

In the wake of refugee and migrant families being separated from each other, mass deportations, and the deaths of children and youth while crossing the border, we at Youth MOVE National would like to express our outrage towards the inhumane policies and practices, which serve to cause trauma. We recognize…

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Rockstar Winner Jacob Griffin Strives for Health Equity in the Education System

When Jacob received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity, he worked with his local Youth MOVE Indiana chapter, served on the Indiana Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, and had coordinated an Active Minds chapter. During his time as a college student, he focused his efforts on increasing supports…

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Rockstar Winner Em Mais Is Advocating for LGBTQ Youth with Disabilities

https://www.facebook.com/YouthMOVENational/videos/2229619223745746/ If you ever meet our Rockstar Awards 2018 Youth Advocate of the Year, they’ll be the first person to tell you they’re very upfront with describing themselves as a queer, non-binary, disabled person with mental health challenges. This intersectional lived experience drives and supports their advocacy work of educating…

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Rockstar Award Winner 3:11 Youth Housing Is Launching Houses for Young Moms

Last year, we awarded the Organization of the Year Rockstar Award to 3:11 Youth Housing, a youth-driven organization that provides housing to youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. What excited us most when we saw their nomination was the level of authentic youth voice that exists across all…

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Rockstar Awards 2019: Open for Nominations

Nominations are now closed. Winners will be announced in September.     Youth MOVE National presents the Rockstar Awards to people and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution toward the improvement of youth or youth-serving systems—like mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.     Here’s what you…

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Why Youth Advocacy Is Health Equity Work

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be physically and mentally healthy. Here at Youth MOVE, we run into the term health equity often when dealing with high-level professionals across several fields. But when it comes to our own Youth MOVE chapter members or youth…

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