To unite and empower a diverse collective of young adults and assist them in creating personal, community, and system change.
Founded in 2009, Youth M.O.V.E. (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) Oregon (YMO) is a statewide, youth-led organization devoted to helping young adults ages 14-25 successfully transition into adulthood. YMO is the only 501(c) (3) non-profit under Youth M.O.V.E. National and is considered its leading state chapter, with direct services in most of Oregon’s major cities. YMO and its leaders continue to be well known and highly respected throughout the state and across the country for their efforts in youth advocacy.
Your donation will provide empowerment and a better future for more vulnerable young people across the state of Oregon. When you donate, we will share updates and stories with you so that you can see and feel how your giving has made a real impact. Thank you for your continued support!
Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon (YMO) staff consult and provide training and technical assistance for youth-serving groups, organizations, and agencies across the country. Our staff have extensive experience building, improving, and running youth/young adult programs and services, making them invaluable resources for new and evolving youth/young adult service providers.
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Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon drop-in centers are created by young adults, for young adults ages 14-25. Our drop-in locations are safe, welcoming, inclusive spaces for youth/young adults to receive peer support, gain leadership skills, meet new people, set goals and implement steps to achieve them. Our services engage youth/young adults who are navigating youth-serving systems and provide them with the tools to create change within those systems. We provide support through one-on-one peer support, support groups, and via wraparound teams.