STAR Center In Action- February 2017

The STAR Center was back in Austin, Texas this month working with youth and peer leaders from across Texas! I was able to join Youth Move National’s Marieka Johnson and Hannah Raiche as a co-facilitator with David McLung and the Texas ACCEPT/Youth Move Texas project planning retreat over the weekend. On Monday and Tuesday, the STAR Center facilitated a great session with leaders from across Texas about the future of statewide networking that would represent lived experience across mental health and addiction recovery communities. It is an incredible honor to see and work with such a diverse group that includes historic and emerging leaders in the movement and in our movement in Texas. Pictured below with Chacku Mathai from left to right are Reggie Smith, Noah Abdenour and Larry Collins from Texas!

     

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STAR of the Month: February 2017- Matthew Petitte


The STAR Center features young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Matthew Petitte from Rochester, New York. Check out his story!

Upcoming STAR Center Virtual Learning Opportunities

Equity and Inclusion in Leadership Networking Call

There are many issues faced by people of color that are major stressors impacting our mental health status including the continued disparities in health and mental health outcomes for people of color. Increasing the capacity of leadership in mental health organizations to reach and connect with communities of color is a recognized organizational change strategy.

The STAR Center's monthly national networking call for people of color is for anyone who is interested in increasing the number of people in organizational leadership roles who are African-American, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, Latino/Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islanders. Our hope is that this opportunity to network and support each other’s leadership efforts across the country and in our target states/regions will make a measurable and remarkable difference towards eliminating the health and mental health disparities we currently experience across the country.
 
Registration information available soon for our next session on April 26, 2017 from 2-3pm ET/11-12 PT!