On Thursday, March 18, 2021 KCRC Presents CitiesRise, a free event welcoming conversation and collaboration with youth leaders. Why is this important? Youth voices are powerful in Mental Health policy and by uplifting youth voices, we can empower local communities to target systems that need change. The involvement of local constituents in organization decision making helps to bring about community empowerment affecting long lasting change. Communication can be an active process of intentionality. Connection with youth leaders, individuals and communities can improve the quality of services and stimulate innovation.
KCRC’s work mobilizes individuals and communities to raise awareness, change misconceptions, and drive change in behavioral health public policy. Youth play a large role in community improvements and by teaming up, CitiesRise and KCRC are engaging with local collective action that focuses on creating awareness of mental health. When we increase understanding and engagement, we create space to illuminate the strengths available to people in their own environments.
“CitiesRise brings local leaders together under a common operating plan and goal framework to reach as many people as possible. By focusing on young people and youth leadership, we are creating awareness of mental health from an early stage, mobilizing youth to be leaders in the field, addressing large-scale stigma, and preventing mental health challenges before they become chronic or disabling.” To learn more about CitiesRise, please visit cities-rise.org.
CitiesRise has Three Core Initiatives:
- Local Collective Action
- Young People and Youth Leadership
- Innovation and Acceleration
- Share the value of CitiesRise being a global organization that operates locally.
- Highlight opportunities for learning and connections.
- Discuss CitiesRise commitment to listening to young people and being responsive.
Join Us Thursday March 18th, 1pm-2:30pm (PST) All are welcome! As always, KCRC Presents is offered at no cost to our community. Register today!
Moderator: Jim VollendroffPanelists: Greg Garcia, Kimmy Nguyen, Dawnique Shury, Matt Hughsam