Skip to main content
Audio Stories - Youth Taking Action

Audio Stories - Youth Taking Action

By Youth MOVE National

Welcome to Audio Stories - Youth Taking Action - a miniseries sponsored by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center and Youth MOVE National. Audio Stories is a project created to look at the important work that youth and young adults across the nation are doing in areas of mental health and other youth-serving systems to highlight the achievements surrounding topics that advocate for change in the nation!
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Using Creative Expression to Approach Youth Engagement

Audio Stories - Youth Taking Action

1x
Youth Engaging in Anti-Racism
Youth Engaging in Anti-Racism
In this episode, we talk to Chapi Alfaro, who works at the SPARK Peer Learning Center to empower youth and families in the state of Washington. She has been with the organization for just about 3 years. Her role at SPARK is to certify peer counselors in the state and educate those about BIPOC communities and how to work with peers whilst checking their biases. She is excited to be able to work alongside youth making changes in this country in the mental health field. Today, we will be talking to Chapi about Youth Engaging in Anti-Racism.
21:37
September 15, 2022
Youth-Driven Organizational Development
Youth-Driven Organizational Development
Today, we will be speaking with Shreyaa & Esha Venkat, who founded NEST4US, a non-profit philanthropic platform that mobilized volunteers worldwide to advance progress on societal issues to spark equitable solutions for the greater good by focusing on hunger, climate change, quality education, poverty, sustainability, women empowerment, and equity. On today’s episode, we will be talking with these 2021 Youth MOVE National Rockstar Organization of the Year awardees about Youth-Driven Organizational Development!
25:37
June 29, 2022
Creating Diverse & Inclusive Youth Programs for the Peer Workforce
Creating Diverse & Inclusive Youth Programs for the Peer Workforce
On this episode of Audio Stories - Youth Taking Action, we spoke with Tymber Hudson and Shayn MacDonald who are both Youth MOVE National staff, and Naikya Lynch, who is a former Youth MOVE Chang Initiative Fellow and author of Out of This World: A Guide to Implementing Grounded Youth Peer Support. On today’s episode, we will be looking back on the Youth MOVE Change Initiative program and discussing Creating Diverse & Inclusive Youth Programs for the Peer Workforce.
26:58
May 25, 2022
Youth-Driven Mental Health Advocacy & Engagement in Schools
Youth-Driven Mental Health Advocacy & Engagement in Schools
In this episode, we spoke with Jeremiah Aja, Maya Gomez, and Crystal Widado who are part of Mind Out Loud, the official student movement of the national nonprofit Wellness Together School Mental Health. Mind Out Loud (MOL) is a mental health advocacy program & free virtual event for students across the U.S. and beyond. Jeremiah Aja is a therapist & Assistant Director with Wellness Together School Mental Health Maya Gomez is a Northern California sophomore, second-year Mind Out Loud Student Rep, and youth mental health advocate with an interest in neuroscience, psychology, and literature. Crystal Widado is a second-year Mind Out Loud Student Rep and high school student activist who uses journalism and public speaking to promote more awareness around teen mental health. These Mind out Loud representatives are here today to talk about the student mental health movement and the topic of Youth-Driven Mental Health Advocacy & Engagement in Schools
30:52
March 30, 2022
Youth Experiences on Governing & Advisory Boards
Youth Experiences on Governing & Advisory Boards
In this episode, we speak with Felicity Krueger from rural Kentucky. Felicity is a youth advocate who has worked in youth mental health and rural communities and has extensive experience in sharing her voice on governing & advisory boards. Felicity is a member of the Youth MOVE National Youth Best Practice Committee and KY Youth MOVE Council and here is here today to talk about Youth Experiences on Governing & Advisory Boards.
16:25
February 21, 2022
Native American Youth Making Positive Change in Systems
Native American Youth Making Positive Change in Systems
In this episode, we speak with Nizhonie Denetsosie-Gomez from Preston Mesa, which is part of the Navajo Nation and is currently a freshman at Dartmouth College. Nizhonie is majoring in Native American and Indigenous Studies with a minor in education and is here to share her experiences as a Native American Youth Making Positive Change in Systems.
17:54
January 27, 2022
Youth Making an Impact Through Civic Engagement
Youth Making an Impact Through Civic Engagement
In this episode, we will be speaking with Thu Nguyen who is running for City Council at Large in Worcester, MA. Thu describes themselves as a proud Vietnamese refugee, auntie, artist, youth worker, and the first non-binary candidate to run for this position. To learn more about Thu and their campaign, check out www.votethu.com A special thank you to The National Training and Technical Assistance Center (or NTTAC) for sponsoring this project. NTTAC services are designed for mental health professionals, primary care providers, peers, educators, systems leaders, child welfare system professionals, juvenile justice staff, advocates, and others who work with youth and families. If you would like to receive support or technical assistance, visit www.nttacmentalhealth.org. And thank you from the Youth MOVE National team, we strive to unite voices and causes of youth while raising awareness of youth issues in mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other youth-serving systems. To find out more and get connected to Youth MOVE National or a Youth MOVE Chapter, visit www.youthmovenational.org.
28:44
August 26, 2021
Using Creative Expression to Approach Youth Engagement
Using Creative Expression to Approach Youth Engagement
In this episode, we will be speaking with Mariah Larkin who works as a System of Care Youth Engagement Specialist at The Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health to talk about Using Creative Expression to Approach Youth Engagement. To find out more about Youth MOVE Minnesota visit www.youthmove-mn.org.  A special thank you to The National Training and Technical Assistance Center (or NTTAC) for sponsoring this project. NTTAC services are designed for mental health professionals, primary care providers, peers, educators, systems leaders, child welfare system professionals, juvenile justice staff, advocates, and others who work with youth and families. If you would like to receive support or technical assistance, visit www.nttacmentalhealth.org. And thank you from the Youth MOVE National team, we strive to unite voices and causes of youth while raising awareness of youth issues in mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other youth-serving systems. To find out more and get connected to Youth MOVE National or a Youth MOVE Chapter, visit www.youthmovenational.org.
31:17
August 19, 2021
Adapting Youth-Run Support Groups to Virtual Environments
Adapting Youth-Run Support Groups to Virtual Environments
In this episode, we speak with Haley Rizkallah who works as a Senior Youth Engagement Specialist at the Maryland Coalition of Families to talk about Adapting Youth-Run Support Groups to Virtual Environments. To learn more about the Maryland Coalition of Families visit, www.mdcoalition.org and for more about Taking Flight, visit www.taking-flight.org A special thank you to The National Training and Technical Assistance Center (or NTTAC) for sponsoring this project. NTTAC services are designed for mental health professionals, primary care providers, peers, educators, systems leaders, child welfare system professionals, juvenile justice staff, advocates, and others who work with youth and families. If you would like to receive support or technical assistance, visit www.nttacmentalhealth.org. And thank you from the Youth MOVE National team, we strive to unite voices and causes of youth while raising awareness of youth issues in mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other youth-serving systems. To find out more and get connected to Youth MOVE National or a Youth MOVE Chapter, visit www.youthmovenational.org.
40:37
July 20, 2021