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Communities

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Programs

We all need positive influences in our lives to help us make the right choices. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that connects youth with caring mentors. Learn how you can work with an... Read more »

Publications

I’m afraid all the time. On edge. Angry. These are ways youth described the impact of violence on their lives. Get the facts on how violence in communities can affect young people, what you can do... Read more »

You don’t have to be academically gifted or a popular spokesperson to be a leader. This guidebook, made by youth for youth, emphasizes that anyone can become a leader. It also teaches how to be... Read more »

This document, produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, uses youth-friendly, text message shorthand to provide college students who have survived a disaster or... Read more »

Traumatic events disrupt your life. Learn how to cope and get support. 

Resources

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... Read more »

Tools & Guides

The Teen Action Partnership for Teen Victims program puts youth leaders at the forefront of changing the way communities respond to teen victims of crime.

So you want to develop a new program to help young people in your community. Now what? This guide can help you work through the important steps to turn your idea into a reality.

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

You want to make change in your community but don’t know where to start. This guide can get the gears moving.

Creating change is not easy. This guide has tips and ideas that can help.

This tool helps you learn how to speak up and advocate for yourself. With this tool, you can map out personal goals, learn about your rights and responsibilities, learn the best way to ask for... Read more »

This guide can help youth who have been involved with different systems advocate for issues they feel are important.

Videos & Podcasts

Anthony survived a traumatic home situation and years on the street before becoming a successful advocate and a law... Read more »

Websites

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.... Read more »

Get up and do something! Get guidance here on how to be involved in the causes you care about. 

Mentoring can help young people stay in school, get better grades, avoid using drugs, and improve their communication skills. Visit Mentoring.org to learn how you can work with an adult mentor,... Read more »

GOOD is an online community for people who want to create change. Start projects and interact with other people doing amazing things.

This website provides tips for teens on building resilience.