k-12 initiatives

Through our K-12 initiatives, Active Minds is mobilizing and empowering youth and young adults to change the conversation about mental health and engage in our proven peer-to-peer approach in their schools. In doing so, we are not only changing schools, school systems, and families, but building resilience, leadership skills, connections, and confidence in youth.

When youth and young adults lead and elevate the conversation about mental health, with the support of educators, administrators, parents, and families, this will lead to school communities prioritizing resources to ensure long-term care.

we partner with:

High School Students

We empower students with the knowledge and skills to elevate the conversation about mental health and advocate for mental health policies and programs in their schools and communities.

Your Voice is Your Power

Mental Health Advocacy Academy

Teachers and Administrators

Teachers and school administrators are important champions of students’ work to create inclusive school environments around mental health. They also face their own mental health struggles. Active Minds works with teachers and administrators to implement the programs listed below and through our innovative @Work program.

Info About Active Minds @Work

Parents and families

Parents and families are also key stakeholders in this work and together they can help influence how school board leaders, district and school administrators, and teachers are engaged in mental health advocacy. More resources for this community are coming soon.

check out our programs for high school students and other K-12 communities below:

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Join the Active Minds Slack Network

ALL STUDENTS can join this space for phenomenal student leaders to communicate.

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join our texting community

Sign up today to join Active Minds’ new texting community and receive periodic action alerts to support yourself, your community, and our society: text “Hello” to (202) 350-0299. The time to elevate our voices and take action to build a positive mental health culture is now!

Please note: the Active Minds one-way texting service will not serve as a crisis line. If you or someone you know is struggling, text BRAVE to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.