Dare to Dream Winners (Summer 2011)

Sponsored by AFYA, Inc.


“Montana MOVEs”

Youth Name: Leah Heffelfinger
Youth Group: Youth MOVE Montana

A youth tour around Montana for a week with the goal to reach as many towns, schools, and communities as possible and have events on every stop that address mental health and understanding it. Presentations will include digital movies, PowerPoints, video clips, and tools to make the events more interactive and bring attention to the subject.


“Onemind Lend Your Voice Initiative”

Youth Name: Glory Joy Gatwiri
Youth Group: Basic Needs UK in Kenya

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.


“Southern Illinois Youth Revolution Photo Voice”

Youth Name: Jordan Ambrous
Youth Group: Youth MOVE Illinois

Using the Photo Voice program as a window to empower youth and share with the community what mental health IS and what it IS NOT. Using youth perspectives and photography, a range of photographs will be highlighted to capture various components of what mental health entails and deconstruct stereotypes that surround it.


“Seeing All The Colors of the Rainbow”

Youth Name: Kurtis Howe
Youth Group: Youth MOVE N.E.X.T. (Orland, CA)

A wristband campaign and social marketing tool will be launched to raise awareness around LGBTQI-2 issues. Along with the wristbands, the youth at Orland High School will receive information packets and resources related to the issues. Pre- and post- surveys will be distributed to collect data on perceptions and beliefs. Using this data, Youth MOVE N.E.X.T. will be able to assess and address the needs for supports and further information. This project came about after substantial work with youth and repeated issues with negative perceptions, discrimination and lack of awareness within the schools.


“Let’s Stop Bullying”

Youth Names: Jason Spencer & Lisa Scott
Youth Group: YOUTH MOVE MOVERS (Little Rock, AR)

The project’s idea and concept is to stop bullying and cyber bullying. Bullying does not stop or eliminate underlying issues and could lead to greater problems and ultimately suicide. The plan is to execute 4 presentations in local schools in which the video “Bullying True Stories” is screened and followed up by a panel of youth talking about their real-life bullying stories. The panel will be facilitated by the youth group’s mentor and resources and information will be made available to those in attendance.


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