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What’s Happening at Youth MOVE PA and in the community.

Technical Assistance and Engagement Coordinator Corey Ludden and Policy and Program Development Coordinator Zack Karenchak have been busy. Their ongoing work includes advocating for young adults with lived experience, maintaining a social media presence, and developing curriculums to advance the opportunities for, and voices of, young adults.


Youth MOVE PA’s next meeting

Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th

Join Us! All are welcome!

The Youth MOVE PA September meeting will be an in-person meeting held at the:
Hampton Inn Harrisburg West
4950 Ritter Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Saturday, September 7th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Need help making overnight arrangements? Contact Sam at sam@pmhca.org or call her at 717-564-4930.

This is a working meeting with an opportunity to have a voice as to how youth and young adults move forward building leadership across the state. It is also an opportunity to meet new people and make new connections.

All are welcome! If you are a youth between the ages of 16 to 29, are interested in advocacy for youth in Pennsylvania, work in the mental health field, or are family, friends or youth co-workers, you are welcome.

Register online for September meeting.


Save the Date!

Wednesday, September 25 is Suicide Prevention Day being held at the Capitol in Harrisburg.

Youth MOVE PA and Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer's Association will have a table from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by and meet us and learn more about Youth MOVE PA. More information coming soon.


Past Planning Session

In November 2017, they held a strategic planning meeting that included young adults from across the state. Madeline Zielinski of Youth MOVE National facilitated, and the group helped define Youth MOVE PA’s focus and update the mission and vision.

The planning session also identified many Youth MOVE PA’s strengths, including diversity of membership, direct youth involvement, and being able to disagree effectively. As part of the mission, Ludden and Karenchak are developing two curriculums:

Youth MOVE PA is located in Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) offices and works closely with PMHCA.

Social Media

Engage with us on Facebook and on Instagram.

Additional information is available by calling 717-564-4930 or emailing zack@youthmovepa.org or corey@youthmovepa.org.