Apply for the 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series

Make your voice heard and join a movement for change! Apply for the 2022 Teen Mental Health Advocacy Series, a weekly series for high school students in Pennsylvania, hosted by the PA Youth Advocacy Network.

With teens in the lead, the PA Youth Advocacy Network created a starter agenda of priorities for teen mental health across Pennsylvania. Our goal is to connect youth across Pennsylvania with opportunities to advance these priorities and promote teen mental health.

Teens participating in the series will learn key advocacy skills like community organizing, using data and community-based participatory research in advocacy, building energy and action around your cause, and connecting with elected officials.

Teams of participants will develop advocacy projects based on the PA Youth Advocacy starter agenda, like promoting a mental health awareness and plan for Teen Mental Health Awareness Day events to be held in May 2022, advocating for school counselor resources by meeting with policymakers, and helping to inform mental health curriculum plans in schools.

Sessions will be held weekly starting February 2nd, 2022 through March 23rd, 2022, on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Zoom, and there may be an opportunity for optional in-person workgroup meetings. The series is open to high school students living in Pennsylvania. No previous advocacy or teen mental health experience is required, and each participant will receive a $150 stipend upon completion of the series.

Apply by Friday, January 14th, 2022. Click here to apply

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