The coronavirus put a damper on many of our spring plans including ACMH’s May 6th Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Luncheon which unfortunately had to be cancelled. Luckily, ACMH’s Statewide YPS Coordinator and Youth and Parent Advisory Committees jumped into action and created and hosted:
#Creative Conversations, a virtual hashtag event, was held May 3rd – 9th. This online event provided youth with mental health challenges and their families across Michigan the opportunity to highlight issues that are important to them and share messages of hope and resiliency through creative mediums of their choice including painting, video-making, writing, photography and even lego-creations!
Submissions were shared on social media throughout the week of May 3-9. You can also check out a video collection of the entries here. We so appreciate everyone sharing and expressing themselves as we all work together to shine a light on children’s mental health!
NEW: Mini Grant Opportunity for Youth
Power of Youth Challenge is a mini grant opportunity from America’s Promise Alliance.
Through the Power of Youth Challenge, young people (ages 13-18) across the U.S. can identify a need in their communities related to COVID-19 and apply for a grant to help them put a remote service project into action. More information and application here: https://www.americaspromise.org/program-page/power-youth-challenge-covid-19-response-grants
Submit your own photos, videos, and writing and have displayed on our graffiti wall. Create Graffiti »