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We Support youth and young adults through Peer on Peer guidance that will promote positive actions and decisions making skills; by making them aware of resources, individual rights and their own health needs.


Parent and Youth Peer Support Provider

Hello from FAVOR YOUTH

FAVOR YOUTH MOVE members, age 18-26, are Certified Youth Peer Specialists (CPS-Y) for Georgia. 

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 Move Chapter dedicated to giving peer-to-peer support and advocating on their behalf. We also support our peers in giving them resources to meet their basic needs to be stable in their communities.  

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 young 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 live experience and expertise to foster change in their communities and in their own lives.

One of FAVOR YOUTH MOVE's main goals is to bring mental health awareness to the community. 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, young adults advocates, supporters, parents, and professionals to see our youth become successful.

What 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.


  • Supports and advocates on behalf of young people facing behavioral, developmental, and social and protection issues
  • May work with young people on an individual or group basis, offering practical and emotional support and helping them to develop skills to make positive changes in their lives
  • Plans and facilitates programs to address the particular issues young people face, including: building self-esteem and confidence, family conflict, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, sex and relationships, education, and finding a job
While FAVOR YOUTH MOVE provides basic peer support, intervention and risk assessments, a Youth Worker will refer their peer to other professional services when the issues are complex or specific. 

The role of a FAVOR YOUTH MOVE member varies and involves a mix of interpersonal, administrative and advocacy work. Depending on the setting, daily duties may include:

  • Meeting with young people to identify and discuss their challenges
  • Providing peer support and advice in a one-on-one or group setting
  • Arranging food, shelter, and clothing for young people in need
  • Assessing risks and providing information to crisis counselling to young people experiencing trauma
  • Referring there peers to appropriate community agencies
  • Acting as an advocate and raising issues with appropriate divisions
  • Providing information about services and resources available locally
  • Planning and conducting programs focused on the specific needs of young people, such as training and employment, self-development, and education
  • Organizing and supervising group activities including sports and recreation
  • Writing reports, submissions and applications for management review
  • Liaising with teachers, social workers, local authorities, health professionals, refuge workers and parents
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