We Support youth and youth adults through youth on youth guidance that will promote positive actions and decisions making skills; by making them aware of resources, individual rights and their own health needs
FAVOR YOUTH MOVE, INC.
FAVOR YOUTH MOVE operates in compliance with the Youth M.O.V.E National’s and the state of Georgia’s policies and procedures.
Who We Are
FAVOR YOUTH MOVE is a Georgia youth led chapter dedicated to helping to support services and systems that provide growth and development, by speaking as a united front about their personal experiences in mental health.
What We Do
FAVOR YOUTH MOVE members work as a diverse collective to unite the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness around youth issues. They advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health systems that serve them, to empower youth to be equal partners in the process of change.
Why We Do It
Our members mission is to ensure that every youth person that enters a youth serving system is being prepared for life through genuine opportunities and authentic youth involvement throughout all systems levels. We help guide the redevelopment of the systems so that no youth falls through the cracks. We advocate for youth to utilize their power and expertise to foster change in their communities and in their own lives.
One of FAVOR YOUTH MOVE's main goal is to bring mental health awareness in youth to all. The vision is that all people will recognize and accept the culture of youth, their families, and the communities that serve them in order to be truly culturally-competent. Just as National and State, we look forward to the day when youth are no longer treated as numbers, problems or caseloads, but as individuals and humans. We will all stand as partners: youth, youth advocates, supporters, parents, and professionals to see our youth become successful.
What Do We Do to Meet Our Goals
Assist in developing the Youth Leadership program at meetings.
Create youth movement principles and policies.
Develop training tools, guides and other documents.
Unite the voices and causes of youth.
Act as consultants to youth, provider’s families and other adults.
Provide youth leadership representing youth served by mental health.
Coach others in the area of authentic youth involvement.
We believe difficult situations can be changed by promoting awareness and having youth share their stories with other youth; which will provide a chance for positive change and improvement of quality of life
FAVOR YOUTH MOVE, INC.
The role of a FAVOR YOUTH MOVE varies and involves a mix of interpersonal, administrative and advocacy work. Depending on the setting, daily duties may include:
F.A.V.O.R.’s Youth M.O.V.E meets every Friday. Youths are taught F.A.V.O.R.
F – to build a strong Foundation – to learn by coming together with other youths and being able to build on each other as a family. A returning point if or when you need strength.
A – to have Allegiance – to learn how to be committed to yourself and your peers. To know you have each other’s back and will support each other through the toughest journeys.
V – to have Valor – to learn to be brave and fearless, knowing that you are strong and how to turn your challenges into opportunities. Understanding “This too shall pass”.
O – to be Organized – to learn how to be organized and understanding that being organized can help avoid pitfalls and setbacks
R – to be Resilient – to learn how to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
As a religious based organization, Youths are taught they are build unique and special, GOD has blessed them with grace and HIS FAVOR.
F.A.V.O.R. teaches youths how to represent themselves and become strong leaders.
F.A.V.O.R. teaches youths how to adjust to change
F.A.V.O.R. teaches youths how to set and achieve goals
F.A.V.O.R. teaches youths how to work effectively and efficiently with peers.
Our Youth’s attend F.A.V.O.R. Music Workshop and some sign up for our High School Completion Program.