Youth Program Specialist 

Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs


L.proulx-picLydia is a Youth Program Specialist for the Technical Assistance and Evaluation Office. Prior to joining the Youth MOVE National Leadership Team, Lydia worked as Youth Coordinator and Youth Program Manager of Youth MOVE Massachusetts at the Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL). While at PPAL, Lydia oversaw Youth MOVE Massachusetts’ development and implementation of peer support youth groups, young adult groups, youth trainings and speaking engagements, and annual summer internship program. They are excited to continue their advocacy work with Youth MOVE National, particularly around improving systems and service delivery for LGBTQ2S youth.

Lydia’s own lived experience with mental health, school, and youth leadership drives their dedication to authentic youth engagement, advocacy, and education. Lydia earned their Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Studies from Worcester State University in 2012. In their spare time, Lydia volunteers on a local farm for hunger relief and teaches comprehensive sexual health education to youth and young adults.

 

Contact Lydia at lproulx@youthmovenational.org

1-800-580-6199 Ext 108 

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Las month, youth advocates called on Wisconsin lawmakers to close the state's youth prisons and for Milwaukee County judges to stop sending teens to those facilities. 🙌
Youth Justice Milwaukee is calling for the state's youth prisons to close and for judges to stop sending teens to those facilities.
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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
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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
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‪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
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Today’s #KSOCTV episode on addressing mental health needs of youth experiencing homelessness starts NOW! https://t.co/I4E8gIpp3a #youth
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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