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DMHA > Indiana System of Care > Youth M.O.V.E. Indiana Youth M.O.V.E. Indiana

What is Youth M.O.V.E.?

Youth M.O.V.E. (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience), was started as a small advisory board in May 2012. Now this youth led organization is a local chapter of one of the leading youth led national organizations for improving services and systems for youth. This youth-driven, youth-guided organization’s goals include the following:

  • Aim to unite the voices and causes of youth around the country.
  • Change youth serving systems for the better.
  • Recognize the importance and power of youth voice and choice.
  • Strive to help other youth feel free to be themselves.
  • Advocate for change through the Voice of Experience.


Youth MOVE Indiana strives to inspire and strengthen the voice of Youth and make a difference through education, empowerment, and support. We will advocate for positive change in youth-serving systems.

The members of Youth MOVE Indiana will work towards positive and progressive change surrounding the areas of adolescent mental and physical health in our community, our nation and our world. Our goal is to prevent discrimination, promote acceptance, and change negative societal perceptions that affect today’s youth. We will take the initiative to empower new generations to stand up, speak out, and be fearless.

Board membership

Youth board members focus on positive mental wellness by reaching out to populations, such as those with experience with mental health, juvenile justice, welfare or education systems. Members include the following:

  • Board of 5-9 young people.
  • Youth interested in advocacy.
  • Members ages 15 – 25 years.

Youth M.O.V.E. events and activities

Take the lead: Training for the young leader and various free social events throughout the year.

General information

For more information, please contact Jeren Miles at: