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Youth M.O.V.E. Georgia is a program for youth and young adults to build empathy and self-advocacy.

This is a place where you will discover it is okay to talk with your peers about the things happening in your life. And you’ll learn that nine times out of ten, others are experiencing the same things. We are here to support each other.

Be heard.

Who knows you better than you? Many times parents, caregivers, therapist, probation officers and teachers just don't understand where you are coming from. Learning to advocate for yourself respectfully is a skill you will use for the rest of your life. Through conferences, training, and chapter meetings, you will learn valuable techniques to be heard when it comes to making decisions about your future.

Be influential.

You can make a difference in your community. That may happen as you attend meetings, share your story, volunteer, or act as a friend to others. It doesn't take much to be a part of the change – you just have to be willing to be part of the process.

Be you.

Always remember to be your authentic self, no matter what. Life experiences make each of us who we are. We learn a lot from our differences. Don't let anything stop you from being you.

Youth M.O.V.E. Mission

Youth M.O.V.E. Georgia exists to unite diverse individuals in the commitment to share our voices and raise awareness about issues that affect youth and young adults. We advocate for our rights and for fairness in all the systems that serve us. We have a purpose and the right to be an equal partner in the process of change.

Youth M.O.V.E. Vision

To advocate and collaborate actively to ensure our input is heard by the adult leaders who make big decisions about our welfare during our transition from young adult to adulthood.

Details

Who can join?  Anyone between the ages of 14 and 29

When do we meet?  The 1st Saturday of each month

If you are interested in joining us for our statewide meeting please contact

Sheena Biggerstaff | Youth M.O.V.E. Georgia Coordinator

sheena.biggerstaff@gpsn.org

Active Local Chapters

Youth M.O.V.E. Georgia is the state chapter of Youth M.O.V.E. National. We support and help the development of local Youth M.O.V.E. chapters statewide. These local chapters are significant to the advocacy movements and the involvement of youth at the local level throughout Georgia.

Fulton County

State Organization

Youth M.O.V.E. Georgia

Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc.
Sheena Biggerstaff
1381 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 404.758.4500, Toll Free: 1.844.278.6945
Fax: 404.758.6833
sheena.biggerstaff@gpsn.org
www.gpsn.org

Youth M.O.V.E. Fulton
Cameron Cochran
1381 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310
Office (404) 758-4500
Fax (404) 758-6833
cameron.cochran@gpsn.org

Dekalb County

DFIA Youth M.O.V.E
Tammie Harrison, BS, CPS-P, Executive Director
Address: 5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 215-G
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: 404.604.7229
Email: dfia.ffcmh@gmail.com
Website: www.dfiaffcmh.org

F.A.V.O.R. Youth M.O.V.E
Carmen Coates, Director
Address: 798 Rays Rd., Suite 94
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Cell: 404.587.8286, Office: 404.499.0078
Email: favorfamilies1@gmail.com
Website: www.favorfamilies.com

Hyped4U Youth M.O.V.E
Tywanna Bailey, CEO and Founder
Address: 4069 Spring Meadow Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 470.429.1217
Email: hyped4umentoring@gmail.com