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

In two weeks: don't miss this webinar opportunity! Presented by Peter Gamache, Ph.D. we'll cover the topic of working with youth and young adults in the LGBTQI2-S community. Register now before Thurs. Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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Webinar alert! Working with LGBTQI2-S Youth. Thurs. Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Register now: https://t.co/R5uhszBvo2 #lgbt
Did you know it's #LGBT History Month? And today is National Coming Out Day! Youth MOVE stands with LGBTQI2-S youth… https://t.co/6ycifsdFxD
Did you know October is #LGBT History Month? And today is National Coming Out Day. Youth MOVE stands with LGBTQI2-S youth—always.
#WorldMentalHealthDay focuses on mental health in the workplace. If you’re advocating at work, here are some things… https://t.co/oVJSQ0vorR
Starting school later can help youth get enough sleep, improve their health, academic performance, & quality of lif… https://t.co/vKVHgyY157
This year’s #WorldMentalHealthDay focuses on mental health in the workplace. If you’ve thought about advocating a new mental health policy at work, here are a few things you should consider. 🙌
Advocating for your mental health in the workplace? Here are some accommodations you might not have thought about.… https://t.co/6ndsPKcMQO
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Learn how later school start times may help adolescents get enough sleep.
Advocating for your mental health during today’s #WorldMentalHealthDay? Here are a few accommodations you might not have thought of.
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay! This year’s theme is mental health in the workplace. Seems we were ahead of the curve for #MOVEItForward 2017. 😉
Today’s #WorldMentalHealthDay focuses on MH in the workplace. Seems we were ahead of the curve for #MOVEItForward! https://t.co/sqwQz1jh6L
RT @TwitterMoments: This year's #WorldMentalHealthDay focuses on mental health in the workplace. https://t.co/IisqRjEC6I
Fewer youth incarcerated… but advocates are slow to completely praise the numbers https://t.co/mY4F8nty0n
"The Sentencing Project released a fact sheet analyzing the Justice Department data since the start of the century. In 2001, Black youth were four times more likely to be incarcerated than White youth. But in 2015, Black youth were five times more likely than White youth to be incarcerated."
In 2015, black youths were five times more likely than white youths to be incarcerated — the widest disparity since the start of the century. But advocates say crime rates are not to blame.
RT @NAMICommunicate: It's Mental Illness Awareness Week (#MIAW)! So, what does it mean to have OCD? Let's bust some myths... Learn more: h…
This weekend is your final chance to submit a nomination for the RockStar Awards. Don't miss your chance to recognize a youth voice champion! youthmovenational.org/rockstars
The RockStar Awards recognizes organizations/individuals who have made an outstanding contribution toward improving the lives of youth and improving youth-serving systems (like mental health, juvenile
This weekend is your final chance to submit a nomination for the RockStar Awards! Recognize a #youthvoice champion!… https://t.co/CeZH6Y2Af2
On #NationalVoterRegistrationDay take 2 minutes to update your voter registration with Rock the Vote! Don't let a deadline silence you.
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My experiences as a mental health service user helped me to set up and run a suicide crisis centre
On #NationalVoterRegistrationDay take 2 min & update your voter reg w @RockTheVote! Don't let a deadline silence yo… https://t.co/yi9vAXYlAH
Addressing the needs of people caring for children, youth, and young adults with mental health issues: Watch #KSOCTV LIVE on 9/28 at 2 p.m. EDT http://bit.ly/KSOCTVFamilyDriven
In “Current Issues in Family-Driven Care: Caregiver Stress,” KSOC-TV will explore the stress caregivers can experience as they support their children, youth, and young adults with behavioral healt
Are you an #LGBTQ teen between the ages of 13-17? HRC & @UConn want to hear from you! 🙋 🙋‍♂️ https://t.co/uyE4My8W36 https://t.co/DxEVMG8lwz
Youth MOVE… International? Madeline, Joshua, and Youth MOVE Indiana have landed in Dublin, Ireland for the International Association on Youth Mental Health (iaymh.org) conference! ☘️
Know someone doing great work w/ youth? Now's your chance to recognize them! Nominate for the RockStar Awards today… https://t.co/6X6CnLa1pb
RT @CtrSchoolMH: We want youth leaders who care about mental health to join us for a Leadership Day. RT to spread the word! Details: https:…
RT @NAMICommunicate: New bill, still bad for mental health. #Act4MentalHealth and tell Congress to vote NO on #GrahamCassidy: https://t.co/…
Youth MOVErs, another bill is dangerously close to repealing the Affordable Care Act. The time to act is NOW. Contact your representatives today.
RT @volunTEENnation: Nominate individuals that are improving lives of youth in the Juvenile Justice System and/or MentalHealth @YouthMove h…
RT @MAFpajarito: We're excited to announce that we can now offer #Dreamers FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to pay for #DACA renewal. Apply today! : https…
BONUS! We asked @ListenLucy's Jordan for one last benefit to sharing your story as a means of advocacy. We couldn't… https://t.co/GQ2xglWgNV
BONUS! We asked Jordan of Listen, Lucy for one last reason why sharing your story is beneficial to her overall wellness. The answer: a sense of community and connecting with people who’ve had similar experiences. And we agree!
Good news! The deadline to submit nominations for the RockStar Awards has been extended until Oct. 1. Nominate now:… https://t.co/NCObNXzS9m
Good news: the deadline to submit nominations for the RockStar Awards has been extended until Sunday, October 1, 2017! Nominate today: http://youthmovenational.org/rockstars
The RockStar Awards recognizes individuals and organizations who have made an outstanding contribution toward the advancement of youth and youth-serving systems.
Why share your story? Reason #5 of 5: Finding your purpose. If you’re a youth advocate looking to use your personal story as a way to advocate, you can learn more and find resources at listenlucy.org and youthmovenational.org. Listen, Lucy #wellnessweek
Perhaps the most impacting reason to share your lived experience story? You learn a great deal about yourself. #wellnessweek Listen, Lucy
You might not think it, but sharing your story can improve your physical wellness. Reason #3 of 5 on why to use storytelling as a means of advocacy. #wellnessweek Listen, Lucy
When sharing your story, there are potential negative consequences on your environmental wellness to consider, but ultimately Listen, Lucy's Jordan Corcoran found she gained a support system that was understanding. #wellnessweek
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