allcove Youth Advisory Group
The allcove Youth Advisory Group’s (YAG) goal is to ensure that youth voice and experience is included in the development and services of the allcove centers. allcove is a four-year project presented in partnership with Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services and Stanford University’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing aimed at providing mental health support to youth ages 12-25 years old, and scheduled to open in 2020.
The YAG is comprised of 24 young people between the ages of 16-25, who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, lived experience, ability, and socioeconomic status. YAG members are passionate about affecting change and connecting with other youth to increase access to mental health care in the Bay Area.
Their commitment to youth mental health access and focus on youth and community representation make them the ideal group to develop youth-led community-wide outreach efforts.