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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Sponsor a Rockstar Today!

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2020 Rockstar Fundraiser Official Page Hello Fellow Youth Advocates, 2020 has been a year of finding resiliency and we know that that youth and young adults are resiliency-builders. Despite the challenges we have faced this year, we know that youth all across the nation have found ways to create better communities…

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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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Youth MOVE National Launches New Peer Center!

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Across the country, recovery-oriented services and consumer-run organizations, including youth and family-run organizations, are increasingly seen as vital supports within the mental health service array. Youth MOVE National’s Peer Center was established in July 2020, with grant funding support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. As a youth-run peer organization, YMN honors…

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YMN Joins Change Matrix on Leadership Podcast

Recently, Johanna was invited to join an episode of 'Living Adaptive Leadership,' a new podcast by Change Matrix. In this episode, she explores the many ways she lives out adaptive leadership principles in her work at Youth MOVE National. Listen to Episode 2 of Living Adaptive Leadership: Youth https://youtu.be/RVNBeYMnfEA At…

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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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Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home

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Hello everyone, Matt (Communications Coordinator) here with some tech tips that can help you stay on task and connected to the world around you. It’s important to stay in conversation as many of us are having to sit at home and learn new ways to be productive. Luckily, technology allows…

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YMN Updates for Supporting Our Network in Online Spaces

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First and foremost, we want to wish you well. During these uncertain times, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay focused on our day-to-day tasks as the world around us changes so dramatically. As a team, we are connecting daily both as producers of youth empowerment work and as individual…

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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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