Dare to Dream America Application - Love Your Body  

Youth ~ Cassie Stafford
Mentor ~ Stacy Justiss (Executive Director)
Organization ~ Florida Institute for Family Involvement

Activity book with pages to color, journal pages, mind challenging puzzles such as crosswords and word finds which will all portray the same message of "Love Your Body.”

 

Dare to Dream America Application - Youth Jam

Youth ~ Alex Medina, Paris Duncan, Romeo Cabada, Alicea Wisneski, Kristy Medina, Pete Martinez, Mike King, and London Cabada
Mentor ~ Julie Medina (Program Developer)
Organization ~ Parents for Behaviorally Different Children

A battle of the bands, called Youth Jam, to inform our peers about where they can go in a time of need; the first song will be the bands choice, and the second song will be on a mental health topic of their choice.

 

Dare to Dream America Application - Youth in ACTION-Working Through Our Differences

Youth ~ Mule Town Youth IN Action Council
Mentor ~ Millie Sweeney (Assistant Director for Programs)
Organization ~ Tennessee Voices for Children

A one day training to raise awareness about mental health issues in the community. The training is for 50-100 youth participants, ages 12-15 with a key note speaker focusing on decreasing stigma issues related to mental health.

 

Dare to Dream America Application - Anti-Stigma Rocks

Youth ~ Eric Buckner
Mentor ~ Nicole Gustafson (Youth Coordinator)
Organization ~ Idaho Federation of Families

Anti-Stigma - Art Activity on mental health which would spark discussions and a barbeque to follow event

Dare to Dream America Application - Mental-Health Awareness

Youth ~ Jose Garcia
Mentor ~ Victor Damian (Youth Coordinator)
Organization ~ Youth Task Force

Design Jones Soda bottles with facts about Children’s Mental Health, the bottles will be used to help raise Mental Health Awareness.

 

Dare to Dream America Application - Youth Speaking Out: Our Emotional Kaleidoscope

Youth ~ Nicholas Ferrer
Mentor ~ Michael Ferrer (Youth Program Director)
Organization ~ Parent Support Network of Rhode Island

Youth Speaking Out: Our Emotional Kaleidoscope, a multimedia presentation that included narratives, spoken word, music and art that gives a taste of our social and emotional experiences, which would become a permanent “Emotional Kaleidoscope” gallery in their youth center.  

 

Dare to Dream America Application - Express Yourself

Youth ~ Monica Tembe
Mentor ~ Jill Kluesner (Youth Coordinator)
Organization ~ Community Circle of Care

Youth who have experiences in different youth serving systems such as mental health, juvenile justice and child welfare will share their stories of inspiration and hope through art, music and writing.   

 

Dare to Dream America Application - I’m Cool With Who I Am

Youth ~ Brandon Chambers
Mentor ~ Laura Rariden (Youth Coordinator)
Organization ~ Oregon Family Support Network

I'm Cool With Who I Am - Talks to professionals about stigma and stigma related harassment in order to help raise awareness so that everyone will be able to work to reduce stigma and stigma related harassment. 

 

Dare to Dream America Application - The Youth Experience

Youth ~ Jonathan Naverette
Mentor ~ Brian Lombrowski (Coordinator)
Organization ~ Staten Island Borough

This award will support a public forum about the youth perspective on out-of-home placement, accessing its function and where it’s lacking when concerning the overall goal of the system of care. 

 

Dare to Dream America Application - Dare to Dream Goals Workshop

Youth ~ Sarah Inda
Mentor ~ Dorothy Pilla (HRC Specialist)
Organization ~ Community Housing Network

This is 3 session workshop for 25 youth/young adults and those who support them.  The goal of this workshop is to present the possibility of life beyond the diagnosis of mental illness and to empower youth with the motivation and tools to uncover, express and celebrate their individual dreams and goals.  

 

Dare to Dream America Application - I Am Me

Youth ~ The Revolution
Mentor ~ Brittany Couch
Organization ~ Oklahoma Systems of Care

They want to have a film festival about youth mental health issues and they are going to be focusing on the positive things in their life.  The youth that are involved in our organization are going to have the choice of either video recording or camera shooting their chosen youth that they want follow around (for the project).

 

 

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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
#TBT to when the youth killed it during their plenary at #FFCMH17 this weekend. 🙌
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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. 👏
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Our fearless executive director, Johanna Bergan, presenting in D.C. today on resilient and recovery-oriented systems. 🙌
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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!
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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!
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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.
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