Communities for Youth would love your help! If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, advocate, or donor, your participation is welcome to help improve the well-being of Idaho youth.
It can sometimes feel overwhelming to support our kids, especially with something like mental health or substance use. However, prevention is possible, and folks all across the state of Idaho believe in prevention.
Attend a community meeting near you
Community meetings and Action Team participation in your area are ways you can learn more and stay involved. Help us keep the conversation going in your community.
Start a conversation with a kid you care about
It can be hard to know what to say when someone is suffering from depression or anxiety. You're not alone! The JED Foundation has conversation starters and scripts to help you and your loved one through this. Start the conversation here. Additional resources to start the conversation can be found here.
Talk with a Community Leader about our approach
Talk with your school principal, faith leader, or other community leaders about bringing Communities for Youth to your community to address youth mental health.
We can organize community meetings, connect schools to resources, identify needs, and more. Send them the link to our website or invite us to your next club meeting!
Contribute to an Action Team
What is an Action Team? An Action Team is the group of folks in a community (including parents, grandparents, small business owners, organizational partners, and other community members) who co-create and execute a plan to address the needs of young people. The Action Team combines data, real life experiences, and research in other communities to create real change. Visit the page for the community closest to you to participate!
Share Communities for Youth with Others
Recruit others to be a champion for youth mental health! Help us share the importance of a community approach to prevention--together we can build the best possible communities for youth! Share our newsletter with someone who should be involved, or invite us to come talk to community leaders or organizations who care about youth in your town!