Youth Best Practice Committee 2021 Highlight!

Written by: Lydia Proulx It’s the new year, and you know what that means…. Actually, you may not know. Let me introduce you! Founded in 2016, the Youth Best Practice Committee (YPBC) supports young leaders and systems around the nation with understanding the value of youth voice in systems-change work.…

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Perspective: Mental Health Crisis Mobilization Teams

Written by Sam Skinner Last time I spoke about the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA), Oregon's first episode psychosis program for youth and young adults. This week I'd love to talk about another community resource that is crucial for people experiencing mental health crisis: mental health crisis mobilization teams.…

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Practicing Active Listening Skills

Written by: Joshua Calarino I like to think of listening as one of the most important things anyone can do. Listening to others allows you to learn. It can be the thing that someone who confides in you wants you to do. Not to judge nor to help solve problems.…

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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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Youth MOVE National 2020 Year-in-Review

Written by Johanna Bergan 2020 brought us all unimaginable challenges and changes. I frequently wonder what my February 2020 self would have said if I could explain where I would be in December. Would I believe myself? Weeks in lockdown, weeks in quarantine, absolutely no travel, hours of Zoom meetings…

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Introducing Youth MOVE National’s New Board of Directors President

Hello, Y’all, I’m Rowan Willis-Powell and I’m the new Youth MOVE National Board of Directors President. Although I’m new to this position on the board, I’m not a stranger to Youth MOVE. When I applied for the Youth Engagement Specialist position at my local Youth MOVE chapter in Maryland back…

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Rockstar Feature: The Hackett Center

As 2020 comes to a close, a year that was very difficult for everyone across the globe, we look to the positive moments where we were able to make an impact on mental health through the Rockstar program. We spent the last few weeks featuring our Rockstar awardees, and now…

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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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