• Dare to Dream America is Back!

    The Dare to Dream America program provides an opportunity for youth (ages 13 to 25) or Youth MOVE Chapters to get involved in mental health awareness activities. Successful applicants are awarded a grant up to $2,500 to implement projects that promote mental health awareness. Read More
  • Congratulations, 2017 RockStars!

    Youth MOVE National's RockStar awards recognizes organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to improving the lives of youth and youth-serving systems, including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare. Read More
  • Explore Youth MOVE Chapters

    Find a Youth MOVE Chapter in your area, check out the grassroots work of chapters and find out how to bring Youth MOVE to your community. Read More
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Why Youth MOVE?

  • It’s a peer to peer relationship with young people sharing the same experiences, trauma, successes and challenges in life through the like minded work and activities carried out together in voice although apart in miles. Youth M.O.V.E. Houston
  • Youth M.O.V.E. Seminole is a part of Youth M.O.V.E. National because it provides an excellent support system of people and groups from around the country to gain assistance from, collaborate with, and grow with.
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Dare to Dream America Round 5 (2012) Winners

Congratulations to:

Tidal WAVE Youth Leadership Association

Stepping on Stigma Walk-a-Thon

This event will feature personal stories, speakers, and an information fair centered around reducing stigma and youth empowerment.  There will be food, a DJ, free prizes, and other valuable resources.  This will also serve as a fundraiser for Tidal WAVE.


Youth MOVE North Carolina

Emotional Support Dogs

This project will raise awareness about the use of emotional support dogs as an alternative to traditional treatment for mental health challenges.  YM NC will present information about emotional support dogs to various groups of youth, adults, professionals, and advocates in the mental health field.


Active Minds at University of California, San Diego

Speak Up, Reach Out

Integrated mental health awareness, education and advocacy campaign centered around an art contest and exhibition.  There will be 7 activities that will adress community, stigma, MH education, that MH is universal and affects us all, and that people are not defined by their MH diagnosis


Active Minds at Maryland

Pinwheels for Prevention

1,100: the number of college students who lose their lives to suicide each year. 1,100 pinwheels will be placed in the center of campus to raise awareness about this issue. There will also be an information table set up with educational materials and resources.


Youth MOVE Alabama

ABCs (Anti Bullying Campaigns) In Schools

The goal is to implement an Anti-Bullying Campaign that will change the bullying policies in schools all over the State of Alabama. They will gather information and stories from youth and families about how the current bullying policy is not effective in protecting victims of bullying in schools and develop recommendations. They will meet with the State Superintendent of Education to share their recommendations and advocate for a change in policy.


Fundación Nuestra Mente

No Estas Solo (You Are Not Alone)

An audiovisual project aimed to educate parents, youth and adolescents about mental health awareness, how to overcome stigma and  how to achieve wellness and recovery. Youth will utilize personal stories, professional support, facts and other resources to create a 25 minute documentary in Spanish that can be spread across Social Media and used in presentations to raise mental health support. The documentary will also be subtitled in English to increase the targeted audience.


Active Minds: Wayland Baptist University Chapter

'Fight Against Date Rape'

Cookout Event will bring awareness to the college community about date rape, how to prevent it, and how to seek help if it happens.  It will be in the form of a social event with food and information.


Long Island Families Together (LIFT)

C'mon Girls, We'll Support You!

The youth of LIFT will hand out journals to high schools in NY with an insert that will reach out to girls and promote mental health awareness.  They would like to diversify their focus group by getting more females to participate. They will also increase mental health awareness in public schools in the process.


Youth MOVE Massachusetts

The Stigma in Schools Project

Youth will create presentations for Massachusetts public schools and present them to students, teachers and other school professionals. The presentations will educate people on mental health challenges and ways to end stigma in schools, which could ultimately help youth with a mental health diagnosis feel more comfortable and stay in school.


Active Minds at Anna Maria College

Discovering the Dynamics of Depression: 3D

Artistic display of many aspects of depression through large sculpture and paint.  They will be collaborating with the art department to engage a new demographic of students.  Poject will engage and inform the college community about depression and help reduce stigma.


Western Mass Young Adult Alliance

Resources for the Rest of Us

This project will find out how many resources youth in the mental health community are aware of, use, have access to and how helpful they are. This will be done through the creation of a survey that will be given to transition aged youth. The results will be compiled into a report and presented at a conference for the Department of Mental Health services (DMH), youth and providers.


Active Minds: University of Memphis Chapter

Get Equipped!

Using artistic modalities, including mime and different music genres, they will not only educate University of Memphis students about the signs and symptoms of depression, but community-based sources as well. This project will incorporate several artists and musicians who have experienced and faced challenges living with depression.


Wraparound Orange (Orlando, FL)

The YES Effect

This project will invite, inform, and engage youth to take charge of their future.  YES will be presenting to middle and high schools in Orange County on bullying, depression, and bipolar disorder from a youth perspective. They will be modeling the domino effect in hopes that each student will share what they learned with one of their peers.


Anxiety In Teens

The 'Girls Overcome Anxiety' Weekend

This will provide a safe space for adolescent girls to let go of embarrassment and confusion and connect with others who are dealing with similar issues.  The event will empower, educate, and reduce stigma.  There will be peer to peer talking circles, physical activities and speakers.


Youth MOVE Jacksonville

Arts for Advocacy: Children's Mental Health

An upscale event that will use art to advocate for children's mental health. The event will have CEOs of community organizations and non-profits, community members and the news present. Community leaders and members will gain the opportunity to network with each other. There will be silent auctions where people can bid on the art that youth created. They will also feature art from local painters who will donate a portion of their proceeds to the event. There will be performances by  members of Youth MOVE Jacksonville. These youth with also share their experiences with the mental health system.

Latest Social Updates

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.
We're only 7 days away. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday. Next Tuesday, consider supporting Youth MOVE Na… https://t.co/uBtExYhQdg
Discuss mental health needs of youth & families experiencing homelessness. Watch #KSOCTV LIVE on 11/30 at 2 pm EST… https://t.co/vdBWYCvlEm
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
#TBT to when the youth killed it during their plenary at #FFCMH17 this weekend. 🙌
RT @NAMICommunicate: Tell Congress that #taxreform shouldn’t harm people with mental illness. #Act4MentalHealth https://t.co/CTpliRG7LI htt…
Students of Meade High School told Richard Baum, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy,… https://t.co/aqAe2Z98E5
Students of Meade High School told Richard Baum, the acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, that if he wanted to address youth drug use, then youth had to be involved in the message development. 👏
A group of Anne Arundel County high school students spoke with Richard Baum, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy,
Our fearless executive director, Johanna Bergan, presenting in D.C. today on resilient and recovery-oriented systems. 🙌
Today at 3pm ET is the first pre-application webinar for Dare to Dream America. Go to https://t.co/mKHoXdXtc0 to re… https://t.co/Z7AN58EfFR
That feeling when a table was reserved for you. 👐 (Shout out to @nffcmh for helping make the RockStar Awards presentation run smoothly!) #ffcmh17
Tomorrow is the first of two pre-application webinars for Dare to Dream America. #Youth can receive $1,250 or $2,50… https://t.co/fNXXQdgeSy
Tomorrow is the first of two pre-application webinars for Dare to Dream America. #Youth can receive $1,250 or $2,500 for a #MentalHealth awareness project. Learn more at http://youthmovenational.org/daretodream #grants
Will Voss, the Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year RockStar award winner, posing with the man himself Gary Blau at #FFCMH17!
The Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year RockStar winner, Will Voss, with none other than @GaryBlauPhD at… https://t.co/tkrjFbO1aV
Youth MOVE Idaho told us they were so surprised by winning the Youth MOVE Chapter of the Year award, they forgot to… https://t.co/qBams0Zd4o
Youth MOVE Idaho accepting their Youth MOVE Chapter of the Year award at the #FFCMH17 conference! #rockstars
We had the best time at #FFCMH17. We learned, met new people, were inspired, and, as always, had tons of fun. We can't wait to share even more pictures in the coming days. Till the next one!
We had the best time at #FFCMH17—learning, meeting new ppl, being inspired, and as always having fun. Can’t wait to share more pics & vids!
When the conference is in Orlando. #FFCMH17 https://t.co/te1j1y1hSS
When the conference is in Orlando. #FFCMH17
And the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity Presented by Youth MOVE National at 2017's RockStar Awards goes to… Jacob Griffin! For the past two years, Jacob has focused his efforts on increasing supports for college students in need of counseling and psychological services on campuses by increasing awareness of these issues with university trustees, student affairs administrators, politicians, and campus communities. He formed a task force, and later an independent 501(c)3, dedicated on integrating research and current college trends with best practices. This resulted in increased student success despite adversity. According to his peers, Jacob has served as an inspiration for anyone with whom he engages and is an exemplary role model for youth advocates. Congratulations Jacob, your hard work proves you are a RockStar! #rockstars
The @RWJF Award for Health Equity Presented at #RockStars is awarded to Jacob Griffin! Jacob has focused on increas… https://t.co/z7NOTmPpaZ
The Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year RockStar award is presented to… Will Voss! According to his peers, Wi… https://t.co/tJim9Qf2lW
And the Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year RockStar Award goes to… Will Voss! According to his peers, Will travels across the state to engage with youth face-to-face and to ensure agencies are building capacity for authentic youth engagement. He supports Healthy Transitions staff in becoming more youth-driven through workshops and trainings. And he organizes statewide Young Adult Leadership Council meetings. Will, you are a RockStar! Congratulations! #rockstars
The #RockStars Marlene Materese Advocate for Youth of the Year is awarded to… Joshua Sprunger! According to Indiana… https://t.co/TqYYLheYgZ
The Tricialouise Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate of the Year RockStar Award is presented to… Jack Storti! Jack serves… https://t.co/VFSn16OVeZ
The recipient of the #RockStars Tricialouise Gurley-Millard Youth Advocate of the Year award is… Jack Storti! Congratulations, Jack. You are definitely a RockStar! Jack serves as the Chair for the Emerging Leaders Advisory Council in Colorado, a youth council that guides and informs the work of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council (JJDP). The Emerging Leaders Council has guided the JJDP in LGBTQ inclusiveness through toolkits and trainings. They’ve designed youth programs and guide the full membership of the JJDP. Their work has been presented at state-level conferences and has increased the awareness of the juvenile justice system, and the mental health and child welfare systems.
The RockStar Organization of the Year is… @NashLaunchPad! In 2014, the LGBTQ and ally community of Nashville collab… https://t.co/Q9IFRaWmdE
2017's RockStar Organization of the Year is… Launch Pad! On any given night in Nashville, more than 300 youth are without permanent housing. Approximately 40% of these 300 youth identify as LGBTQ, placing them at greater physical and emotional risk than their straight and cisgender peers. In 2014, the LGBTQ and ally community of Nashville collaborated to create Launchpad, an initiative dedicated to providing safe sleeping shelters for youth in Nashville.
The Youth MOVE Chapter of the year is… @IdahoYouthMOVE!!! Youth MOVE Idaho reaches more than half the state, provid… https://t.co/fDJ3EzLzeg
The Youth MOVE Chapter of the Year is… Youth M.O.V.E Idaho!!! #RockStars Youth MOVE Idaho serves youth in more than half the state, providing both a safe space for young people to convene and offer support as well as providing workshops and leadership trainings on how to share stories of lived experience. Congratulations!
We're about to announce the winners of this year's #RockStar Awards! Please stand by. https://t.co/QpqAccmmqh
We're about to announce this year's winners of the RockStar Awards at the FFCMH conference in Orlando, FL. Stand by. The RockStar Awards recognizes individuals and organizations who've made an outstanding contribution toward improving the lives of youth and improving youth-serving systems. They are designed as a way for us to say a huge thank you to the giants who’ve come before us, to say thank you to the amazing supportive adults who have helped us, and to celebrate the youth advocates of today.
We’re at the #FFCMH17 conference! Check out our Instagram story for more. https://t.co/LiQQJW4AXU https://t.co/FxOwMzB41I
Happy #ElectionDay! Do you have an election to vote in today? Check your local gov’t site to find out. And get out the vote! 🗳✔️
Without youth voice there can be no youth justice. https://t.co/W8MCK9sDHK

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