Who We Are

Youth MOVE National is a youth driven,chapter-based organization dedicated to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

What We Do

We the members of Youth MOVE National will work as a diverse collective to unite the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness around youth issues. We will advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health and the other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.

Why We Do It

We the members of Youth 'Motivating Others through Voices of Experience’ (MOVE) National envision systems in which every youth person that enters a youth serving system is being prepared for life through genuine opportunities and authentic youth involvement throughout all systems levels. We help guide the redevelopment of the systems so that no youth falls through the cracks. We advocate for youth to utilize their power and expertise to foster change in their communities and in their own lives.

Youth MOVE National works toward the day when all people will recognize and accept the culture of youth, their families, and the communities that serve them in order to be truly culturally-competent. Youth MOVE National looks forward to the day when youth are no longer treated as numbers, problems or caseloads, but as individuals and humans. We will all stand as partners: youth, youth advocates, supporters, parents, and professionals to see our youth become successful.

How We Do It

To assist in developing the Youth Leadership program at meetings

To create youth movement principles and policies

To develop training tools, guides and other documents

To unite the voices and causes of youth.

To act as consultants to youth, providers families and other adults

To provide national youth leadership representing youth served by mental health and other youth-serving systems

To coach others in the area of authentic youth involvement

Latest Social Updates

RT @NewYorker: On social media, and on live television, the victims of the Parkland shooting were not playing their parts. They were not as…
RT @tictoc: Students lie down in front of the White House in representation of the victims of school shootings https://t.co/yH2k6UsSr5
Youth MOVE #Broward is LIVE right now, discussing the shooting that took place Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School… https://t.co/aKxG2OrSU5
The youth have been speaking up. Have you been paying attention? https://t.co/XBdep31b1z
Join Youth MOVE Broward tomorrow 2/16 at 4pm ET at https://t.co/sTiWw3IJBD. https://t.co/3ALyQSCyyR
• Project Power (@iyg_indy) • @YouthMOVE_NH • Ruriteen Student Government Assoc. (@wcpsmdl) • @OutoftheDark_AR Prev… https://t.co/vu6VCYFZOV
We're so excited to finally announce this year's cohort of Dare to Dream America grantees! • Pueblo County Youth A… https://t.co/0usNvb4yyD
"For as long as anyone can remember, schools have taught children about physical health—food and nutrition, acciden… https://t.co/56pnVv0jqq
1 out of 4 students at @Yale signed up for a new course called Psychology and the Good Life—AKA "How to Be Happy"—w… https://t.co/ckFN3ErA26
Support us when you shop for your Valentine. Go to https://t.co/09McXaTKtd and Amazon donates to Youth MOVE Nationa… https://t.co/fKfm4D962z
RT @Bell_LetsTalk: Today, every view counts. Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every view of this video. #BellLetsTalk h…
We have a webinar about working with LGBTQI2-S youth and you’re invited. It starts right now. https://t.co/zPRRMRH6q8
Youth MOVErs nationwide have identified peer support as a vital part to reach maximum positive impact. https://t.co/aLFJZMQL3P
RT @CAFETAC: Webinar today at 3:30 hosted by @YouthMOVE: Direct Connect Learning Community: Working with #LGBTQI2S Youth https://t.co/uWS4…
@BrettlerJason @KevinHinesStory Definitely quite the throwback!
RT @SOCacrossTN: REGISTER NOW! Webinar on January 31st from 3:30 - 5:00 PM EST - Led by @YouthMOVE "Direct Connect Learning Community (LC):…
#TBT to the last time we were at the #TrainingInstitutes! Did you know we’re hosting this year’s RockStar Youth Lea… https://t.co/Sb96kQrSTI
Economic crisis during childhood has left Gen Z so financially literate that some are saving for college and retire… https://t.co/UikWNnXpan