In 2007, the National Youth Development Board (NYDB)—a committee of youth and young adults that was formed to advise system of care grantees on youth engagement—realized they needed to do more than just advise. They saw the power of the NYDB convening youth together and sharing their own voices of experience and the need for a national, formalized entity.
Mission and vision statements (that still closely mirror ours till this day) were formed. A logo was developed. T-shirts were printed (this was a huge deal). And during one of the development retreats, rumor has it someone tattooed the new logo on their arm.
There was no going back now. Youth MOVE National was born.