Who We Are

Youth MOVE National is a youth driven,chapter-based organization dedicated to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

What We Do

We the members of Youth MOVE National will work as a diverse collective to unite the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness around youth issues. We will advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health and the other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.

Why We Do It

We the members of Youth 'Motivating Others through Voices of Experience’ (MOVE) National envision systems in which every youth person that enters a youth serving system is being prepared for life through genuine opportunities and authentic youth involvement throughout all systems levels. We help guide the redevelopment of the systems so that no youth falls through the cracks. We advocate for youth to utilize their power and expertise to foster change in their communities and in their own lives.

Youth MOVE National works toward the day when all people will recognize and accept the culture of youth, their families, and the communities that serve them in order to be truly culturally-competent. Youth MOVE National looks forward to the day when youth are no longer treated as numbers, problems or caseloads, but as individuals and humans. We will all stand as partners: youth, youth advocates, supporters, parents, and professionals to see our youth become successful.

How We Do It

To assist in developing the Youth Leadership program at meetings

To create youth movement principles and policies

To develop training tools, guides and other documents

To unite the voices and causes of youth.

To act as consultants to youth, providers families and other adults

To provide national youth leadership representing youth served by mental health and other youth-serving systems

To coach others in the area of authentic youth involvement

Latest Social Updates

RT @CMHNetwork: If you're a youth between the ages of 13 and 25 with a great idea for a mental health awareness project, consider applying…
Shout out to Youth MOVE Saginaw! Youth as researchers. 🙌 https://t.co/e3NonGoxwI
Shout out to Youth MOVE Saginaw! 🙌
For cause groups, the best way to figure out what problems need solving is to ask the people on the ground.
We’re grateful @RWJF helped us recognize Jacob Griffin, Award for Health Equity recipient. Jacob’s a Youth MOVE Ind… https://t.co/XpZ8Cj1lhZ
Every day, young adults nationwide are doing great work advocating for themselves and for other youth. We’re grateful the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation helped us recognize Jacob Griffin, a recipient of this year’s Award for Health Equity. Jacob is a Youth MOVE Indiana member and for the past two years has focused his efforts on increasing on-campus services and supports for college students. He created a task force and later his own nonprofit to tackle these issues. Jacob, you’re a #RockStar! #promotehealthequity
Thank you Stephen H., Christina K., and Sheree N. for your donations which have put us 1/3 of the way toward our go… https://t.co/iWAGhV4wMy
Thank you Stephen Hu, Christina K., and Sheree N. for your donations which have put us 1/3 of the way toward our goal! You are all youth voice champions. We can't stop now. Every youth deserves the support needed to live a resilient life. With your help, we get closer every day. http://youthmovenational.org/give
We’re at RWJF honoring all the Award for Health Equity awardees, including Jacob Griffin who received the 2017 RockStar Award! #promotehealthequity
RT @bergjo: Everyone deserves to live the healthiest life possible. #promotehealthequity
RT @ChrisKirk: Congrats @GriffMan94 for receiving @RWJF award for health equity! #promotehealthequity
We’re at @RWJF honoring @GriffMan94, the recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity pr… https://t.co/KOeW6DbGXM
RT @YouthMoveMass: Labels are tough. It's easy to get hung up on the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Your mental health challenges…
‪Meet Tyler from Youth MOVE Indiana, one of the leaders of the youth movement, pictured here testifying in support of a suicide prevention bill.‬ ‪“Youth MOVE has opened a myriad of opportunities for me.”‬ ‪Let’s continue building youth leaders nationwide. Donate now: http://youthmovenational.org/donate
Meet Tyler from Youth MOVE Indiana, a leader of the youth movement, pictured here testifying in support of a suicid… https://t.co/x3iYCB0khy
Today’s #KSOCTV episode on addressing mental health needs of youth experiencing homelessness starts NOW! https://t.co/I4E8gIpp3a #youth
In case you need some guidance during this news cycle.
It's tempting to avoid talking to kids about sexual harassment in the news. But that's a mistake. Why, and how, you should have this important conversation.
We want to say THANK YOU! Yesterday for #GivingTuesday, we kicked off our end-of-year campaign. We only sent a couple social media posts, and it couldn’t have gone better; we’re 8% complete with our goal of raising $5,000 by December 31 to continue delivering youth leadership trainings nationwide. And we’re just getting started. Join us and donate today at youthmovenational.org/give or by clicking donate below.
Thank you! Yesterday on #GivingTuesday, we kicked off our campaign and it couldn’t have gone better; we’re 8% towar… https://t.co/8UNMj1VbHf
It's true—Youth MOVE National will be hosting the RockStar Youth Leadership track at the Training Institutes in July 2018. Not to oversell the hype, but… you're going to want to be there. 😉 Are you attending? Let us know!
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the state’s public health, law, and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and
It's your last chance to double your impact toward Youth MOVE National. Facebook is matching donations dollar-for-dollar till midnight on this #GivingTuesday. Donate now.
Today, Facebook and the Gates Foundation is matching donations dollar-for-dollar made via Facebook. You only have a… https://t.co/1X6fWmF6XZ
Thank you to Kippi Lee Clausen for your donation! You are a youth voice champion. Every youth deserves the support needed to live a resilient life. With your help, we get closer every day. You have till midnight to double your impact. Today only, Facebook and the Gates Foundation are matching donations made via Facebook dollar-for-dollar. Donate now.
Thank you to Lacy Dicharry for your donation this #GivingTuesday to Youth MOVE National. You are a youth voice champion! Facebook and the Gates Foundation are matching all donations made via Facebook today dollar-for-dollar. Make sure to double your impact.
Thank you to Gwen White for your donation this #GivingTuesday to Youth MOVE National. You are a youth voice champion! Facebook and the Gates Foundation are matching all donations made via Facebook today dollar-for-dollar. Make sure to double your impact.
The individual lives of so many youth are being impacted each week. And we know that this is just the beginning. Co… https://t.co/qdA9LVGejl
The individual lives of so many youth are being impacted each week. And we know that this is just the beginning. Consider giving to Youth MOVE National today and Facebook will match your donation dollar-for-dollar (up to $2M across its network). Thank you for helping our movement grow. #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. Consider supporting Youth MOVE National. https://t.co/0kzXqZJ2us https://t.co/A2LwpKmaGl
"The confinement that Jaki experienced was meant to keep her safe from older youth in general population. But the true effect she remembers was that she was isolated, largely barred from interacting with others."
Ending the practice is a big deal for juvenile justice reform.
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Shopping this Black Friday? Did you know if you shop on Amazon, you can support Youth MOVE National while doing so at no extra cost? Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3792486 and Amazon donates to Youth MOVE National.
We're only seven days away. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. Next Tuesday, consider supporting Youth MOVE National. Facebook is matching all charitable donations across its network on Nov. 28. Each and every youth deserves the support needed to live a resilient life. With your support, we get closer every day.
We're only 7 days away. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. Next Tuesday, consider supporting Youth MOVE Na… https://t.co/uBtExYhQdg
Discuss mental health needs of youth & families experiencing homelessness. Watch #KSOCTV LIVE on 11/30 at 2 pm EST… https://t.co/vdBWYCvlEm
SAMHSA’s upcoming KSOC-TV webisode is an opportunity to learn more about evidence-based strategies for addressing the mental health needs of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. Be sure to watch and join the live Q&A on Nov. 30! http://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Play/1d62df68ded04204997542d3a5ea4e311d
#TBT to when the youth killed it during their plenary at #FFCMH17 this weekend. 🙌
RT @NAMICommunicate: Tell Congress that #taxreform shouldn’t harm people with mental illness. #Act4MentalHealth https://t.co/CTpliRG7LI htt…
Students of Meade High School told Richard Baum, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, that if he wanted to address youth drug use, then youth had to be involved in the message development. 👏
A group of Anne Arundel County high school students spoke with Richard Baum, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy,
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