Dare to Dream America Application - " Youth TIPS – Teaching Involving Peer Support”

Nico Viano
The HOPE Group
Worcester, MA

Youth led focus groups to develop a guide and tip sheet on ways to engage youth and better addressing youth needs.


Dare to Dream America Application - “Moving in the Right Direction II”

Obadiah Payton
Youth MOVE Florida
West Palm Beach, FL

A conference for youth about educational resources, job skills training, stigma reduction surrounding mental health, life skills workshops, personal health workshops, leadership and advocacy training.


Dare to Dream America Application - “Youth Perceptions of Mental Health”

Ana Santana
Youth Speaking Out
Providence, RI

Survey developed by youth and for youth to capture mental health experiences and perceptions. Will be disseminated at a larger level and used around the whole state of Rhode Island.


Dare to Dream America Application - “If You Really Knew M.I.(Mental Illness)”

Kelsey Antcliff
Youth MOVE Montana
Helena, MT

Youth group to travel around Montana and speak to students, faculty and staff about mental illness. Develop interactive presentations, host a discussion luncheon, and provide tools and projects to schools to learn more about mental illness.


Dare to Dream America Application - “2011 Statewide Youth Leadership Forum”

Zach Garafalo
Albany, NY

Supporting 20 youth to attend a statewide forum put on by this youth group to empower youth to learn about advocacy and systems change.


Dare to Dream America Application - “Acknowledging”

Youth MOVE Georgia
Georgia Parent Support Network
Atlanta, GA

Youth MOVE Georgia will create a Public Service Announcement to create awareness of young people living with a mental health diagnosis. PSA will be presented at middle schools, community organizations, Youth Build and the FFCMH conference.


Dare to Dream America Application - “That’s Just Crazy!”

Alexandra Walls
Youth MOVE Mississipi/Mississippi Families as Allies
Richland, MS

Project will debunk myths that people believe about mental health via posters, social networking, videos, etc. to be made public and shared with the community so that people realize myths and stigmatizing mental health is not acceptable.


Dare to Dream America Application - “Youth Resource Guide”

Xavier Murchinson
Community Cares
Hattiesburg, MS

Youth led development of a resource guide by youth and for youth that includes crisis, drug/alcohol awareness, educational resources, recreation, counselors, pregnancy, STIs, gang awareness, etc.


Dare to Dream America Application - “Hearing Our Voices”

Britiney Thayer
Impact Ingham County System of Care
Lansing, MI

Develop and make posters that tell youth stories through photos and writing. These posters would be put on display in the community to share what life was like for youth before and after receiving services and other personal information. This would then go on to be a part of the youth group’s traveling art show.


Dare to Dream America Application - “Reducing Stigma Youth Dinner”

Megan Biela & Amanda Martinez
The Western Mass Youth Council
Hadley, MA

A youth led dinner where community members are invited to attend and discuss reducing stigma surrounding mental health, particularly around Mental Health Awareness month in May.  Discussion questions will be developed and posted at the dinner to stimulate discussion. These discussions will be later compiled and shared with other community members to share the youth and community perspectives.

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