Become a Youth Advocate

Youth M.O.V.E.

Program Description:

The Youth M.O.V.E. councils are groups of Tennessee youth who want to develop campaigns and community service projects about issues that are important to them particularly regarding mental health advocacy. These youth believe in and advocate for the right of youth to have their voices heard in the decisions that affect them.

In addition to providing peer support, leadership development, and fun, Youth M.O.V.E. Tennessee councils provide opportunities for youth to develop creative ways to inform their peers and the community about the strengths, challenges, and needs of young adults who have mental health diagnoses. Additionally, they provide youth perspectives and advocacy on workgroups and boards and develop projects and programs that help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Participants learn about mental health, local government and agencies, public speaking, and social media. They have a unique opportunity to share their experiences, to serve their community.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, you must be a youth or young adult (ages 14-21) with a mental health diagnosis and/or functional impairment or a youth or young adult who has a family member or friend with a diagnosis. Youth who would like to participate in MOVE must fill out an application and be interviewed. Once enrolled, new participants will work with a Youth Support Specialist to begin participating in the program.

701 Bradford Ave.
Nashville, TN 37204

Contact Information:
For more information and to get involved in Youth M.O.V.E., call (615) 269-7751 or 1(800) 670-9882.