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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Umatter for Youth and Young Adults

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This is a group registration for 1 or 2 adults and no more than 8 youth/young adults. Dec 2, 2017 $300.00 $0.00 Add to Waitlist

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Umatter for Youth and Young Adults (Umatter YYA) is a youth leadership and engagement initiative that includes two full days of interactive training with peers statewide, short sessions at the school/ community setting, design and implementation of a Community Action Project. The goal is to promote mental health wellness: healthy coping mechanisms among youth and young adults, and the ability to recognize when a peer needs help and how to provide it. The aim is to foster healthy community cultures for youth and young adults that promote mental health and resiliency, and address issues such as bullying and substance abuse prevention within a continuum for prevention through recovery.

Core content and skills of Umatter YYA includes mindset, assessing personal strengths, assets and risks, resiliency, stress, self-care, strength and risk-based coping skills and consequences, recognizing signs of distress in self and others/peers, knowing what to say and do, help-seeking.

Please Note:
If your community has recently experienced a death by suicide, we request that your group seek formal crisis debriefing and grief support prior to beginning the Umatter YYA program. This will help your group to be the most prepared to work on personal learning and community advocacy. We encourage you to call your local mental health agency for this support or call CHL to discuss this recommendation further. (802) 254-6590

Click for the Umatter YYA Flyer HERE



 Elements of Umatter YYA

*Umatter YYA Statewide Kick-Off Training Event:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Umatter YYA One-Hour Virtual Meeting for Adult Facilitators to review the YYA short session curriculum (December, date TBA)

Umatter YYA Short Sessions:  
December 2017 – March 2018 (implemented locally)

Umatter YYA Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project:  
March 2018 – May 2018 (implemented locally)

*Umatter YYA Culmination Event!
Thursday, May 3, 2018

 *Both Kick off  and Culmination Events include materials, snacks and beverages


How many can we register?

 Up to 8 Youth and Young Adults ages 12 - 21 and 1 or 2 Adult Facilitators




What are the Adult Leader Responsibilities?

> Participate in Umatter YYA Statewide training kick-off event, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, with other community circles of youth and young adults from around the state for a day of personal skill building.

> Attend the one-Hour Virtual Meeting for Adult Facilitators to review the YYA short session curriculum (December, date TBA).

> Implement Umatter YYA Short Sessions at school or community site, December 2017–March 2018. Six one-hour sessions are implemented locally by adult leaders in a group setting using a Umatter YYA Workbook focused on reinforcing core content and skills of Umatter YYA.

 > Oversee youth in carrying out a Umatter YYA Mental Health Wellness Promotion Community Action Project (CAP), March–May, using the criteria provided, and submit a brief one-page proposal and final report.

 > Participate in the Umatter YYA Culmination Event, Thursday, May 3. Personal and group sharing, Action Project showcase, and future personal goal setting. State partners and leaders are invited.

> Participate in Evaluation
Pre/post impact of the personal skills training on the participants at the time of training and
Impact of the Community Action Project implementation




COST: The cost of this program is offset by grants from VT Department of Health, VT Department of Mental Health, and private foundations.

Each group pays a $300 fee.

A $175 stipend is then provided to support adult facilitators, travel and Community Action Project. This training fee may qualify under your ESSA 21st Century funding.

The cost includes a group of up to eight youth and/or young adults ages 12 - 21 and one or two adult facilitators.

Do We Have to Pay Up Front When We Register Our Group?

Payment is not required to register.  You can pay with a credit card now or choose "Pay By Invoice" under Payment Options and an invoice will be sent to the registrant's billing address.


 To only 10 groups



What if we want to register our group to save our space but don't have all the names of our participants yet?

It is recommended to register your group as soon as possible, even if you do not have all names of your group secured.  Register the estimated number of your group members and populate the names with "unknown" or "tbd" and contact CHL to update with names once they are known.


For more information about YYA please contact Nicole Miller, Program Specialist
802-254-6590 Extention 107


For questions regarding registration please contact

Have questions about Umatter for Youth and Young Adults? Contact CHL

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Green Mountain Club
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road
Waterbury Center, VT 05677

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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