Change Makers

Kayanna

"I was eager to meet and converse with my peers and key leadership throughout the country. It is very important to give folks that may not normally interact the opportunity to do so."

Change Makers

Alan

"The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is an epitome of what cities should be implementing to reach the needs of their own cities — since not every city requires the same things."

Change Makers

JR

"The key is to be positive and do positive things … It’s hard at the beginning, but if you have people trying to help you and show you tools … then it’s worth a try and you won’t regret it."

Change Makers

Carlos

"Don’t give up to the streets. Don’t give up to drugs. Go to school and do good and everything else will come to you. Take advantage of all the opportunities given to you."

Change Makers

Youth M.O.V.E. National

"It’s important to come to the table with an open mind and valuing the other partner. Be flexible and actively seek win-win solutions, and allow yourself to be taught."

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Get informed, build your skills, and become a more effective change maker!

  • Traumatic events disrupt your life. Learn how to cope with traumatic events and get support when you or others need it most. 

  • This website provides tips for teens on building resilience.

  • Use this resource to find local service providers, useful bulletins, help from the federal government, or litigation services.

  • Our Facebook page is an extension of Youth Engaged for Change and we aim to make it a community where young people can connect, ask questions, and find opportunities to make a difference in their lives and their commuities.

Get connected to internships, speaking engagements, conferences, and other opportunities!

  • President Obama wants your ideas on how to address racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Share your thoughts today and they could be featured online and heard at a meeting at the White House along with ideas from experts across the country.

  • Our Facebook page is an extension of Youth Engaged for Change and we aim to make it a community where young people can connect, ask questions, and find opportunities to make a difference in their lives and their commuities.

Get support. Give support.

  • Traumatic events disrupt your life. Learn how to cope with traumatic events and get support when you or others need it most. 

  • Developed by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured on MentalHealth.gov, OK2TALK is a new campaign that aims to encourage young people struggling with mental health challenges to talk about their experiences, without fear of stigma, and to create opportunities for open conversation

  • It's common to experience stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms after the wake of a community tragedy or other disaster. If you need someone to talk to, call SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline to talk with a trained crisis counselor.

  • Help end the silence around mental health issues and join Text. Talk. Act., a nationwide texting movement that young people across the country have joined. You could be helping a friend in need. Click to learn more.

  • Our Facebook page is an extension of Youth Engaged for Change and we aim to make it a community where young people can connect, ask questions, and find opportunities to make a difference in their lives and their commuities.