Programs & Initiatives

Here’s a bit of the work that Youth MOVE National is doing. Click on the name of any of these ventures to learn more about them.

Chapter Network

There are more than 60 Youth MOVE chapters all across the U.S. and each one is focusing on the individual needs of their own community. With our network, we have a finger on the pulse of youth needs nationwide as well as the ability to tap into local trends.

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Dare to Dream America

The Dare to Dream America program provides an opportunity for youth between 13–25 to receive funds up to $2,500 to implement successful mental health programs.

Rockstar Awards

The Rockstar Awards is our recognition program dedicated toward highlighting individuals and organizations improving youth-serving systems and the lives of youth.

What Helps What Harms

Our policy initiative that leads youth through a series of questions on what helps them achieve success and what is harmful in their life.

Youth Best Practice Committee

The YBPC supports young leaders and systems around the nation with understanding the value of youth voice in systems change work.

Youth Peer Support

Half of Youth MOVE chapters offer some type of peer support, the development of a “peer” relationship between two individuals with lived experience, a service Youth MOVErs identify as a necessity for positive impact in their communities.


Would you like to know how well your agency is doing at incorporating youth and young adult voice in agency-level practices and decision making? Introducing the Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL).

Being youth-driven starts here.


Are you part of a local, regional, state or national-level advisory or governance committee/council that includes young people as members? Help us test out the Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice on Committees and Councils (Y-VOC).

Generation NEXT

At Youth MOVE National, we believe wholeheartedly in Generation NEXT—the concept that in order to sustain the youth movement, it’s essential to continuously engage the next generation of youth advocates.

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Youth Advocate Leadership Academy

Leaders are born here.

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