What is Youth MOVE (YM) Downtown?
Youth MOVE Downtown is a group for teens ages to practice mental health advocacy and provide peer emotional support to one another. Together we access mental wellness resources and participate in activities that destigmatize mental health challenges.
Youth MOVE is teen-driven: meaning that the group structure, topics covered, and activities are influenced by, or decided by the teens who attend the group. It is facilitated by our staff who are trained in Mental Health First Aid and as CRM(Community Resiliency Model) facilitators. Youth MOVE programming regularly teaches CRM coping skills and helps students to identify support and resources in order to gain skills to access help in times of need.
In this wellness group, teens participate in a variety of activities and discussions related to mental health education and destigmatization. Topics covered include interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, stress management, school/work, life transitions, and resilience. Activities include group discussions, community building activties, videos, articles, art, meditation and more.
When and Where We Meet:
We meet at the Boise Brick House on 704 N 7th Street, Boise, Idaho, 83702. The Boise Brick House is within walking distance of Boise High School and North Junior High School. We meet every other Monday from 3:30-5pm during the school year. Check our calendar below for summer hours.
YM Downtown Resources:
Youth MOVE Downtown is committed to providing teens with skills and resources to help themselves or a friend in a time of need. Each meeting we practice a CRM, meditative, or grounding skill that teens can use on in and outside of meetings to practice self-regulation. Each meeting, teens and IFF staff share helpful mental health support and education resources.
- 03August 3, 2022
Do you need a space to decompress or study this week? The Boise Brick House is an after school drop-in space open to high school students in Boise. It is a safe space for teens to relax with friends, do homework, eat food, and have empowering discussions about mental health and community wellness. This is a place for teens to be leaders in mental health awareness and advocacy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 03August 3, 2022
Youth MOVE Social Support will be peer-led by a trained teen leader with support and supervision from a Families and Youth of Idaho staff member. This wellness group is aimed towards teens ages 14-19 who identify as neurodivergent, as well as other teens who would benefit from the group. Teens will have opportunities to practice self advocacy, discuss mental health, and form positive social connections. Group meetings will involve lessons, discussions, and educational activities as well as recreation and games. We intend to form a tight-knit community of friends who can help each other through the transitions of adolescence and young adulthood.
This group meets at the Boise Brick House which is located at the Idaho Federation of Families office at 704 N 7th Street Boise ID, 83702. Snacks and drinks will be provided and masks must be worn inside unless actively eating or drinking.
If you are interested in the group, contact Madeline Titelbaum at email@example.com.
- 04August 4, 2022
- 04August 4, 2022
Youth MOVE Idaho is launching a teen leadership program in Fall 2023. Identified teen leaders will meet on Thursday August 4th from 1:00-2:30pm to discuss their goals and interests for the program. Free food and drinks will be provided and masks must be worn inside unless actively eating or drinking.
The lunch will take place at the Boise Brick House which is located at the Idaho Federation of Families office at 704 N 7th Street Boise ID, 83702. Snacks and drinks will be provided and masks must be worn inside unless actively eating or drinking.
If you are interested in this leadership program, contact Madeline Titelbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 07August 7, 2022
Youth MOVE Idaho (YMI) is a youth driven group which is a part of Youth MOVE National. YMI aims to provide peer emotional support and provide opportunities for mental health advocacy. Did you know that YMI has led the way in creating the Discord meeting space for Youth MOVE. If you are interested in learning more about YMI contact email@example.com
FYIdaho serves parents and caregivers of youth with mental health challenges through direct support and education.
Youth MOVE Idaho (YMI), a chapter of Youth MOVE National serves youth through programs that focus on peer support and advocacy.