Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that includes two full days of interactive training with peers statewide, short sessions at the school/ community setting, design and implementation of a Community Action Project. The goal is to promote mental health wellness: healthy coping mechanisms among youth and young adults, and the ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it. The aim is to foster healthy community cultures for youth and young adults that promote mental health and resiliency, and address issues such as bullying and substance abuse prevention within a continuum for prevention through recovery.
Elements of Umatter YYA
*Umatter YYA Statewide Kick-Off Training Event:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Umatter YYA One-Hour Virtual Meeting for Adult Facilitators to review the YYA short session curriculum (December, date TBA)
Umatter YYA Short Sessions:
December 2017 – March 2018 (implemented locally)
Umatter YYA Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project:
March 2018 – May 2018 (implemented locally)
*Umatter YYA Culmination Event!
Thursday, May 3, 2018
How many can we register?
Up to 8 Youth and Young Adults ages 12 – 21 and 1 or 2 Adult Facilitators
COST: The cost of this program is offset by grants from VT Department of Health, VT Department of Mental Health, and private foundations.
Each group pays a $300 fee.
A $175 stipend is then provided to support adult facilitators, travel and Community Action Project. This training fee may qualify under your ESSA 21st Century funding.
The cost includes a group of up to eight youth and/or young adults ages 12 – 21 and one or two adult facilitators.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO ONLY 10 GROUPS
TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umatter-for-youth-and-young-adults-tickets-39165094853
For more information about YYA please contact Nicole Miller, Program Specialist
802-254-6590 Extention 107
For questions regarding registration please contact