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 and its leaders continue to be well known and highly respected across the country for their efforts in youth advocacy.

Our goal is to assist and empower young adults as they work to navigate and improve youth-serving systems including (but not limited to):

  • Mental Health
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Education
  • Child Welfare
  • Addiction/Recovery
  • Foster Care

All YMO programs and services encourage the amplification of young adult voices on the local, state and national level. We encourage young adults to use the skills they learn to give back to their communities and advocate for system change. Above all, we design our events, drop-in centers, and their respective programs to be inclusive spaces where young people can feel safe, empowered, supported, and heard.

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Training and Technical Assistance

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.