Highlighting the 2020 Rockstar Winners as 2021 Deadline Approaches!

Each year, Youth MOVE National celebrates youth advocates across the nation with our Rockstar Awards.

Since 2011, Youth MOVE National has presented the Rockstar Awards to youth advocates, advocates for youth, and organizations that have made great strides in improving the lives of youth and youth-serving systems. Last year, we held our first-ever virtual award show on our Twitch channel, which was a huge success! We will be hosting our 2nd RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition) this coming November to honor the important work that youth, young adults, supportive adult partners, and organizations are doing to better youth-serving systems.

Today we are highlighting our 2020 awardees as well as showcasing the awards that you can nominate for RAVE 2021!

If you know a youth, young adult, or professional who has shown outstanding contributions towards improving youth-serving systems (mental health, juvenile justice, education, child welfare, etc.), please consider nominating for RAVE 2021! Self-nomination is acceptable and encouraged. 

The 2021 Rockstar Awards Nominations are open until September 17th!

Official Rules

Nomination Form

Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year Award –

Do you know a professional who provided outstanding and continued service to their profession through active support of youth voice as evidenced by efforts to ensure youth voice is fully integrated into the work? Then be sure to check out and even nominate them for the Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year Award!  The 2021 Rockstar Awards Nominations are open until September 17th! 

Last Year, Gwen White won the Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year Award, check out her feature here>>

Tricialouise Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate of the Year Award –

Do you know a youth advocate who has shown outstanding participation in youth-led projects and/or groups aimed to increase awareness of mental health, juvenile justice, education or child welfare issues? Then be sure to check out and even nominate them for the Tricialouise Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate of the Year Award.  The 2021 Rockstar Awards Nominations are open until September 17th! 

Last year, Diamarilys Gonazlez and Luisanna Cruz won the Tricialouise Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate of the Year Award, 

Check Out Diamarilys feature here>>

Check Out Luisannas feature here>>

Organization of the Year – 

Do you know an organization that is making waves for youth advocacy in mental health and youth-serving systems? Our nominations for Organization of the Year for the 2021 Rockstar Awards are open until September 17th! 

Last Year, Al Exito won Organization of the Year, check out their feature here>>

Marlene Matarese Advocate for Youth of the Year –

Do you know an individual that has shown outstanding and continued commitment to being a champion for youth voice? Our nominations for Marlene Matarese Advocate for Youth of the Year for the 2021 Rockstar Awards are open until September 17th! 

Last year, Kayla Morgan won the Marlene Matarese Advocate for Youth of the Year Award! Check out her feature here>>

Youth MOVE National Chapter of the Year –

Do you know a Youth MOVE Chapter that has shown outstanding participation in innovative thinking that contributes to the field of youth engagement with an aim to increase awareness and best practices of mental health, juvenile justice, education or child welfare issues? Our nominations for Youth MOVE Chapter of the Year for the 2021 Rockstar Awards are open until September 17th!

Last year, Youth MOVE Nevada won chapter of the year, check out their feature here>>

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity presented by Youth MOVE National – 

Do you know an individual who’s work provided a solution to improve outcomes for groups most affected by health disparities? Our nominations for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity for the 2021 Rockstar Awards are open until September 17th! 

Last year, Te Jay McGrath was the recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity Award, check out his feature here>>

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