Our Youth Group at CMWAC are a group of young volunteer aged 15-24. Youth Group members get to learn new skills, make new friends and get leadership experience. The youth group has planned numerous events and designed informational campaigns.
Art is an expression of the soul, and is a great way to express oneself. Through art many people find peace and solace. This is why we wanted to host an art contest – to give the youth a chance to showcase the possibility of art for mental wellbeing.
When the summer came to an end CMWAC hosted a BBQ, lead by the Youth Group members. The team got to relax, and bring young members of the community together.
Our Youth Group got to be part of a leadership training where they got to learn what it takes to be a leader as well as improve themselves in the related skills:
“As a volunteer with CMWAC I was able to take on leadership roles and responsibilities where I learned skills such as communication, organization and team work.“
“Thanks to CMWAC I’ve learned a lot about mental health and ways to fight stigma on mental illness. I’ll certainly be taking my experience and knowledge of what I learned back to Italy.”
“I have had trouble making friends but in my time with CMWAC and with the leadership training I learned how to make new friends and what it means to be a good friend.“