Umatter for Youth and Young Adult Program

January 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Vermont Technical College
124 Admin Drive
Randolph Center, VT 05061
United States
Julia Hampton

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that fosters healthy community cultures for youth that promote mental health and resiliency. The program includes a full day of interactive training with peers statewide, design and implementation of a  Community Action Project (CAP) in their school community, and presentation  of CAP at the local or state level.

The Goal is to Promote Mental Health Wellness:

  • Healthy coping mechanisms and help-seeking skills
  • The ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it
  • Address issues like bullying and substance misuse

Core content and skills of Umatter YYA includes mindset, assessing personal strengths, assets and risks, resiliency, stress, self-care, strength and risk-based coping skills and consequences, recognizing signs of distress in self and others/peers, knowing what to say and do, help-seeking.

Statewide Kick-Off Training Event
Thursday, January 17, 2019 (snow date January 18th)
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, Vermont

Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project
February – May
Implemented in local schools and/or community

Culmination Event
TBD based on participant input


Information and to Register HERE

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