The Active Minds Mental Health Advocacy Academy is the only leadership development and mental health advocacy academy that empowers Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) high school students to enact change in their schools, communities, and states. The Academy will prepare high school students for lifelong engagement on advocacy, grassroots organizing, and political engagement around mental health.
The Mental Health Advocacy Academy is a unique, paid leadership program taking place from July 24-July 28, 2023. It is intended to ensure that high school students have tools and resources to develop mental health advocacy campaigns that will transform change in school, community, and state culture and increase mental health resources. Academy members will have the opportunity to develop a mental health campaign that contributes to the cutting-edge field of mental health policy advocacy.
Through the Active Minds Mental Health Advocacy Academy, students will have the opportunity to learn leadership through connection and collaboration with student changemakers across the country. By the end of this week, students will walk away with ideas and intentions to reshape their school and local communities!
Applications for the 2023 Active Minds Mental Health Academy are CLOSED. Thank you for your interest and keep your eyes open for next year’s application in early 2024!
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