Youth Advisory Board
Mental Health America of Greater Houston is now searching for passionate and driven teens grades 8-11 in the Greater Houston Area to join us as members of the Youth Advisory Board for school year 2024-2025.
Advisory board meetings will be virtual, held monthly after school or on weekends, and last 1 to 2 hours as decided upon by the board.
Purpose: The main purpose of the Youth Advisory Board is to empower youth to advocate for themselves and their peers for access to mental and behavioral health services and for social and environmental changes that support healthy mental and emotional development for youth. Mental Health America of Greater Houston is dedicated to promoting youth voices and to providing YAB members with opportunities for personal contribution, professional development, and network expansion.
As members of the YAB, youth will have opportunities to:
→ Gain leadership + volunteer hours
→ Make a tangible impact in the community
→ Use their thoughts, expertise, and experience to advocate for youth mental health
→ Connect with and learn from state and local leaders, including other young people
→ Gain valuable experience working on mental health policy, research, and communications
Deadline to apply is March 26, 2024
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