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

Huge thanks to Lee Z. for the donation, helping us reach our goal! 😀 This week all donations are matched!… https://t.co/3g9QDEmQJh
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This week only, your donated dollars go twice as far. Help us reach our goal by making a small $25 donation now: youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
This week only, your donated dollars go twice as far. Help us reach our goal by making a small $25 donation now:… https://t.co/SZQU7lGSOd
A huge thanks to Jennifer W. for their donation and for helping us reach our goal this week. This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
Huge thanks to @kassandrakapow for the donation, helping us reach our goal! 😀 This week all donations are matched!… https://t.co/9vXgPzKJry
A huge thank you to Lee Zook for your donation and for helping us reach our goal! Lee, thanks for being a youth voice champion. 😀 This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
#TransRightsAreHumanRights. We stand with LGBTQI2-S people against hate and discrimination—always. https://t.co/w8QDbgmIns
We count on champions of youth voice just like you. And this week, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar.… https://t.co/tQW0SRoLbb
A huge thank you to Steve Birkner for your donation! Steve, thanks for being a youth voice champion! This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
HUGE NEWS! We've passed the halfway mark! We can't stop now. All donations matched dollar-for-dollar. Donate now:… https://t.co/aJHyFZcUgY
HUGE NEWS! We've just officially passed the halfway mark! We can't stop now. Don't miss your chance to double your impact to Youth MOVE National. All donations matched dollar-for-dollar this week. Donate right now: http://youthmovenational.org
A huge thank you to Kassandra Yoselin Collado! Kassandra, thanks for being a youth voice champion! This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
Text your zip code to (520) 200-2223 to get your senators' numbers and call them RIGHT NOW. Let's stand up for yout… https://t.co/Nwo05THQyV
The future of mental health coverage is at stake as Congress begins debating repealing the Affordable Care Act. The time to take action is RIGHT NOW. Text your zip code to (520) 200-2223 to get your senators' contact info, and call them TODAY. Let's stand up for youth in all systems.
Read in-depth stories on mental illness. NAMI News keeps you up to date on the state of mental health in our country.
RT @YIPNewYork: #RT @YouthMOVE: #LGBTQ Youth in #FosterCare! Take @GLSENResearch survey & speak up about what's going on in schools: https:…
A huge thank you to Lacy Kendrick Burk Dicharry for the donation and for helping us reach our goal this week! Lacy, thanks for being a youth voice champion! 🙌 This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
Intersectionality is a huge factor in our mental health. Here are some things to consider #MinorityMentalHealthMonth https://t.co/rWnkaJ4ync
A huge thank you to Damie Jackson-Diop for the donation and for helping us reach our goal this week! Damie, thanks for being a youth voice champion! 🙌 This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
A huge thank you to Corey Ludden​ for the donation and for helping us reach our goal this week! Corey, thanks for being a youth voice champion! 🙌 This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Donate Today! This week only, your donation dollars go twice as far! Each donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar—but only until the end of Friday, July 28. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 to
Our work just wouldn’t be possible without champions of youth voice like you. This week only, donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar if we hit our goal total of $1,000! Together, we can continue our work nationwide. Help us reach our goal by making a small $25 donation right now: youthmovenational.org/give
Intersectionality is a huge factor in our mental health. Here are some things to consider. #MinorityMentalHealthMonth
Some researchers are comparing the symptoms to PTSD.
Huge thanks to Kathleen A. for the donation, helping us reach our goal! 😀 This week all donations will be matched!… https://t.co/nFdZx1TXBL
A huge thank you to Kathleen Kent Abate for the donation and for helping us reach our goal this week! 😀 This week only, all donations made to Youth MOVE National will be matched dollar for dollar. That means your impact will be DOUBLED. Help ensure Youth MOVE National has the resources it needs to continue its work improving services and systems that support youth. http://youthmovenational.org/give
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Thanks to @casimmel for helping us reach our goal this week! All donations matched dollar-for-dollar THIS WEEK ONLY https://t.co/9JTk1Vqjs4
Thanks to Jane W. & Cassandra S. for their donations! THIS WEEK ONLY all donations will be matched dollar-for-dolla… https://t.co/nmdL31Wh2R
Thanks to Jane Walker and Cassandra S. for their donations and helping us get toward our $1,000 goal! THIS WEEK ONLY, all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, but only if we reach our goal. We have until the end of THIS FRIDAY. Help us get there by making a donation now. Together, we can continue to champion youth voice nationwide. http://youthmovenational.org/give
Sometimes taking a sick day means using it as a mental health day—and that's OK. 💆‍♀️ https://t.co/X35ZIdR9q9
Sometimes taking a sick day means using it as a mental health day—and that's OK. 💆‍♀️
It's time we take mental health seriously.
Thanks to Sheree N. for the first donation! Help us get to $1,000 & all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar… https://t.co/XYzbS46u3O
Thanks to Sheree N. for the first donation this week! Help us get to $1,000 and all donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar. http://youthmovenational.org/give
This week only, your donated dollars go twice as far. Help us reach our goal by making a small $25 donation now:… https://t.co/IKi0pGXRgM
This week only, your donated dollars will go twice as far. Our Board of Directors came to us with a challenge: if we can raise $1,000, they’ll double it—but they’re only giving us till the end of Friday. Will you help us reach this goal? Give a small $25 donation now: youthmovenational.org/give
Heads up: Youth MOVE National’s RockStar Awards is returning this year. Nominations open very soon, so start gathering your nomination materials! Stay tuned for updates. You can learn more about the RockStar Awards here: http://youthmovenational.org/Pages/rock-stars.html
Hey LGBTQ Youth! Take @GLSENResearch survey and speak out about what's really going on in your schools:… https://t.co/jh1xgASoh4
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