Families Advocating for Voices of Resilience, Inc.

Families Advocating for Voices of Resilience INC.

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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 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: Support and advocate on behalf of young people facing, behavioral, developmental, and social       and protection issues.
  • FAVOR YOUTH MOVE: 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.
  • FAVOR YOUTH MOVE: Plan and facilitate 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: provide 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 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 problems.
  • 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 crisis counselling to young people experiencing trauma.
  • Referring clients to appropriate specialists or 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.

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.