MOVE It Forward 2024:
Inspire, Empower, and MOVE

This year we have partnered with the Youth MOVE Peer Center to host our annual MOVE It Forward campaign! 
Check Out Our 2024 Opportunities Below!

MOVE It Forward

Youth MOVE National’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Campaign “MOVE It Forward” is the slogan for much deeper work—uniting individual youth from Youth MOVE Chapters across the country in crafting and presenting a message, a demand for change. Each year the most pressing issue for our network may change, but Youth MOVE will still be here to MOVE It Forward.

Celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness

No matter what your plan is for Children’s Mental Health Awareness (CMHA) Month, we challenge you to post something about your project on your website or social media.  This May, share a message online that will be part of your larger campaign. If you have established an idea, make it bigger! Make a flyer, share a graphic, or share a video of your group chatting about the idea. Be sure to @YouthMOVENational and tag us on social media platforms! #CMHA2024 #MoveItForward. 

Youth MOVE Chapter Network

Our Youth MOVE chapters are always on the MOVE, making a difference for their communities! This month is no different. Our chapters are participating in Mental Health Awareness Month in various ways. Take a look!

Find all our chapters here >>

Youth MOVE National Peer Center

Youth MOVE National’s annual MOVE IT Forward campaign will be hosted by the Youth MOVE National’s Peer Center this year! Join us this May for virtual opportunities, resources, and more! We invite you and your network of youth advocates to join us in our mission to Inspire, Empower, and Motivate Others through Voices of Experience! 

Virtual eCPR Training Series

May 6th 6pm – 8pm ET / May 13th 6pm – 8pm ET / May 20th 6pm – 8pm ET
*Must attend all three sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion

Facilitated by our friends from the National Empowerment Center, this is a free, online training specifically for youth and young adults ages 16 – 25!

What is eCPR? 

    • a profound process of reclaiming our Connection (to self and others)

    • embodying empowerment and feeling revitalized

    • improved listening through consistent feedback

    • a certification training to alleviate the trauma of isolation and separation by laying a foundation for healing and wellness

Supporting Youth in Storytelling:

Strategic Sharing Foundations

This workshop has been released to watch on demand with a companion guide!

Learn how storytelling can be a catalyst for growth, self-advocacy, and positive systems change for youth and young adults with lived experience. In this session, we will explore the practice of strategic sharing, a means to express stories of lived experience effectively and intentionally, with an emphasis on safety and self-care.

Sacred Space:

A heart-centered, community dialogue on Y/YA leadership & wellbeing.

New Date To Be Announced 

Welcome to the Sacred Space, which features youth and young adult leaders within our Youth MOVE National Network! This is an open forum with individual Youth and Young Adults (Y/YA) leaders designed to share their journeys, the challenges they’ve faced, and the pivotal moments that have shaped their leadership paths. Come with questions! Our Youth MOVErs are ready to have a conversation with you!

YMN’s Peer Center Social Media Platforms

YMN’s Social Media Platforms

MOVE It Forward

Social Media Campaign

All Month Long Across Our Social Media Platforms

Follow our social media accounts during the month of May for Wellness Wednesdays, MOVE-ing Us Forward Fridays, and highlights of Youth MOVE National chapters Mental Health Awareness activities.

The Youth MOVE National TA Center is a program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant 1H79SM082658-01 and, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Interviews, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

Check Out Previous MOVE It Forward Campaigns!

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Perfect Vision in 20/20

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Pieces of Me

Self-Care in Youth Advocacy
MOVE-ing Towards Healing