The mission of Youth M.O.V.E (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Minnesota is to unite youth voices to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health disorders. In addition, Youth M.O.V.E empowers teens and young adults to be equal partners in fostering change and improving systems of care for youth mental health. Currently we engage in activities such as, reaching out to schools about reducing mental health stigma, supporting students and the community in conversations about mental health and getting involved with local events to continue to spread awareness about mental health disorders.
Youth M.O.V.E. is a program that is overseen by the Minnesota Association For Children’s Mental Health (MACMH). Youth M.O.V.E. National oversees state-wide chapters, however, MACMH is responsible for the Minnesota chapter. If you are interested in starting a Youth M.O.V.E chapter at your local school or any area in Minnesota please let us know!
Youth M.O.V.E is also partnered with YouthACT (Action Council on Transition). They are lead by the National Collaborative on Workforce Disability for Youth. Youth M.O.V.E has created an action plan with YouthACT to provide resources to schools and communities in an effort to empower youth and support adult advisors.
In alignment with Youth M.O.V.E. National, we work 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. We, the members of the Youth M.O.V.E. Minnesota chapter, work to bring about a time when youth are no longer treated as numbers, problems or caseloads, but as individuals and humans. We will all stand together as youth, youth advocates, parents, and professionals to see youth empower ourselves through our voice to become successful leaders.
Want to Get Involved?
We are an excited, motivated group of youth who are ready to apply our leadership skills and transform mental health in our state! If you or someone you know is a youth who has dealt with mental health issues of your own, or if you are just passionate about our cause, send us your information! Either visit our contact us page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.