Join the 2023 Joy&theHood Youth Wellness Collective!

All Seattle area high schoolers are invited to apply for the 2023 Joy&theHood Youth Wellness Collective cohort. According to the CDC, teenage emergency room visits for suicide attempts increased significantly during the pandemic, with a 50% rise in cases in females and almost 4% increase in males. With the rise in mental distress youth are experiencing, Joy&theHood was created to help youth cultivate love, leadership, and peace in their lives.

Joy&theHood Youth Wellness Collective is inviting BIPOC/low-income high schoolers to join our BIOPOC Youth Wellness Collective. Youth will be mentored by young adults and Healing Justice practitioners who will teach them mindfulness, meditation, yoga, and other helpful tools to help them combat stress. We will also have discussions related to self-love, boundary setting, gratitude, and how to convey our stories of struggle and resilience.

The Youth Wellness Collective will run for twelve weeks and meet twice a week. Dates are still tentative, but the program expects to start January 2023.

The mentors at Joy&theHood are not mental health professionals. Instead, we are young adults who have battled and are healing the mental health issues we’ve experienced in our own lives. We are looking to foster a community where vulnerability, empathy, and compassion is nurtured and encouraged.

If you are interested, please apply below:

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Program Duration:

3 Months

Meeting times:

Twice a week – Days still tentative