Youth Organizations

State and Local Youth Organizations

Youth MOVE PA

Website: Youth MOVE PA

Facebook: Youth MOVE PA Facebook

Youth MOVE PA Mission: As young adults, we will represent, empower, and encourage all of our peers and their allies to unite in educating and providing supports through advocacy to revolutionize the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Youth MOVE PA contracts with the PA Care Partnership to provide Technical Assistance and Training for the PA Care Partnership.

Youth MOVE Philadelphia

Website: psoc.dbhids.org/for-youth

outh MOVE Philly (YMP) is a local chapter of Youth MOVE National (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience). YMP is devoted to improving services and ystems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, uvenile justice, education, and child welfare.

Fayette County Youth MOVE

Website: www.fcbha.org

Fayette Youth MOVE, an affiliate of Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration and a chapter of Youth MOVE National, is a youth-guided advisory group.

SITY (Systems Improvement Through Youth)

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Youth Development Project, established in 2009, formalized the role of youth in the DHS Improving Outcomes for Children and Families Initiative. The project endorses the DHS commitment to involving all stakeholders in services planning and to improving the lives of the children, youth, and families who receive services.

Youth Advisory Board (Child Welfare Resource Center Statewide)

Website: www.payab.pitt.edu

The Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is comprised of current and former substitute care youth ages 16-21. Youth leaders on the YAB educate, advocate, and form partnerships to create positive change in the substitute care system. 

TAAG (Transition Age Advisory Group, Value Behavioral Health)

TAAG Brochure

“TAAG” OR Transition Age Advisory Group and Beacon are committed to promote and enhance effective communication between Beacon Health Options HealthChoices youth and young adults, their families, and other stakeholders.

 

My L.I.F.E. (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Development):  

Website: www.magellanofpa.com/for-members/community/my-life/ Magellan is dedicated to helping to improve the lives of youth in Pennsylvania.

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MYLIFEyouth

Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network

Website: pyln.org/pyln

The PYLN is a statewide network of young people that come together to create positive change in their local communities and beyond.

York County Mental Health Alliance

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesilenceends

The Silence Ends Here is a Pennsylvania based organization run by youth to create a meaningful conversation about mental health issues and education.
School professionals and students across all seventeen school districts in York County formed an active student-led Youth Mental Health Alliance (Alliance) that serves as a catalyst “to end the stigma of mental illness and to ensure that mental-health resources are available to everyone who needs them” - especially the county's youth. 

Minding Your Mind

Website: mindingyourmind.org

Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers, and school administrators.Their goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues.

Pa Youth Conference

Website: payouthcongress.org

PYC is proud to be the nation’s first youth-led statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization. We operate for the purpose of effective youth advocacy, as an organization willing to work with our partners and allies from all across Pennsylvania.

National Organizations

Youth MOVE National

Website: www.youthmovenational.org