ABOUT US

OUR MISSION:

We the members of Youth M.O.V.E. North Carolina will work as a diverse collective of young adults to empower youth to advocate for their rights and those of other youth at the local, state and national level.  We will raise awareness of youth struggles across all systems and work to reduce the stigma attached to mental health.

OUR VISION:
We the members of Youth M.O.V.E. North Carolina will offer an avenue where young people can embrace their experiences and share a distinct voice with their communities. We are dedicated to supporting and empowering youth through peer support and self-advocacy. We envision a system where the youth voice is represented and heard, and used to change inequalities relating to youth involvement throughout all system levels. We work towards a day where youth are actively involved in the decisions affecting them and not afraid to speak out and share their personal struggles.

Our Core Values

Youth MOVE NC is an youth Led, adult advised organization. We believe that nothing happens for us, without us. We believe that youth and family members MUST be at the decision making table, both at personal case meetings, as well as in a broader sense, including being a key player in legislation, policy and trainings. 
 


We believe that advocacy and representation is crucial in creating a system that benefits everyone. 
 

We believe in youth empowerment, and equipping young adults the tools necessary to be a catalyst in improving their own lives and journey, as well as their community and the mental health system. We believe in meeting youth where they are. We don't expect or assume anything, and we are prepared to help train and equip youth with the skills necessary to succeed in their roles within youth move.  
 

We believe in meeting youth where they are. We don't expect or assume anything, and we are prepared to help train and equip youth with the skills necessary to succeed in their roles within youth move.  

What does Youth MOVE NC do?

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