Youth MOVE CO
Chapter Type: Statewide Chapter
Youth MOVE CO engages youth to increase healthy futures in Colorado. We connect, support, and build capacity, expand youth and youth adult advocacy to guide positive changes in policies and programs. We practice authentic youth engagement through youth driven decision making by elevating youth voices of lived experience. We create a MOVE-ment that ensure that young people are heard and valued as leaders in the agencies, communities, and systems that impact their lives.
Our Lived Experience Statement: Youth MOVE CO is made up of unique individuals with a variety of lived expertise. Our lived expertise is vast and can’t be pinpointed down to a single word nor experience, but some of the things we have experienced/have experience with are youth homelessness, foster care, juvenile justice systems, mental health systems, victims of domestic violence, and more. We are “survivors” of our lived experience and want to be a part of making sure that our experience doesn’t happen to anyone else. We honor the expertise and voice of youth with lived experiences and ensure that we are led by youth with experience. We Motivate Other through the Voice of Experience and unite the voices of youth / young adults that creates our MOVE-ment.
Next Gen Convos
A podcast by youth, for youth
This podcast was created by young people as a project of Youth MOVE Colorado, a youth-led organization. This is meant to serve as a fun, educational, and community-building resource for youth with lived experience. We will be having organic conversations about everything from making friends to advocating for change, and interviewing other changemakers along the way!