Youth M.O.V.E. Washington County is pleased to announce that the first youth group meeting will be held on January 16, 2009. This will be an informal meeting where members can get to know one another while enjoying some snacks. This group is mainly composed of youth who have been involved with the Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Services, and/or mental health systems. In addition, young people who know someone who has been involved with one of these agencies and are interested in improving these systems are welcome to join (even if they have not personally received services).
Youth M.O.V.E. Washington County leaders are hoping to do some brainstorming with the youth about where their interests lie and how they would like to make a difference in our community.
Youth M.O.V.E. has some money available to give to groups such as student government associations, church youth groups, etc. to encourage these groups to raise awareness about mental health. On January 16, Youth M.O.V.E. will discuss the details about how they would like to implement this project.