Transgender Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an annual awareness day to celebrate the lives and contributions of transgender and nonbinary people around the world. This day is dedicated to celebrating accomplishments while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve Trans Justice.  TDOV was created…

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Responding to Anti-Trans Legislative Measures Across the Country

At Youth MOVE National, Our mission is to enhance youth voice and choice across the nation. Right now, there are a handful of legislative measures that are being introduced that limit voice and choice of youth, especially in marginalized groups. For systems to be truly transformed, inclusion and shared decision-making…

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BIPOC & LGBTQIA2S+ Mental Health: What Helps, What Harms

“Dominator Culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; in our differences this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of…

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Leveraging Youth Advocacy to Advance School Mental Health

Written by: Tamara Manzer We are excited to announce the launch of our new resource designed to support Youth Advocates with Advancing School Mental Health across the nation.  In 2014, Youth MOVE National worked on a policy initiative and held community forum discussions with youth in the community about what…

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UNITE Youth Peer Summit Highlights

Written by: Michelle Vance The UNITE Youth Peer Summit was held virtually with 115 participants on April 29th and 30th, 2021. It was a lively event where we had a chance to grow our knowledge and network with those who are involved in Youth Peer Support work. This event was…

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The Importance of Youth Voice – Live Twitter Chat Highlight

On May 4th, Youth MOVE National, The National Technical & Training Assistance Center, This is My Brave, and Evolving Minds co-hosted a special Twitter Live event during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week! The topic of this Twitter chat was The Importance of Youth Voice. We reflected on how we’ve been able to stay connected to our…

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3 Tips for Stepping Into Youth Advocacy + Activism

Written by: Tamara Manzer When entering the youth movement, new young leaders are often passionate about influencing change, skilled in organizing, eager to do outstanding work, and curious about others’ perspectives. In reflecting on my personal experiences when starting at a youth organization, a few tips came to mind to…

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