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a class project at Paw Paw Middle School

An 8th grader works on a class project at Paw Paw Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Paw Paw, Michigan. An AP-NORC/MTV poll found that nearly half of U.S. teens said the pandemic has made it harder to be happy and maintain their mental health. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Gen Z put mental health on the map. Let them lead in solving the crisis.

Michael D. Smith | May 23, 2024

We are facing a youth mental health crisis, with one in three high school students reporting persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Together with Pinterest and the Schultz Family Foundation, AmeriCorps launched Youth Mental Health Corps to address this crisis head-on.

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AmeriCorps Showcases Programs During Island Visit

Addison Antonoff
Vineyard Gazette | May 24,2024

One of the national leaders of AmeriCorps came to Martha’s Vineyard this week to tell Islanders about the opportunities available through the federal agency’s programs.AmeriCorps connects citizens to various service opportunities across the country. Members of AmeriCorps can work in a variety of fields, including education and disaster relief. Read more on Vineyard Gazette.

AmeriCorps seeks Island volunteers

Nikeya Tankard
MV Times | May 23, 2024

A senior official from AmeriCorps, a federal volunteer service, visited the Vineyard Wednesday seeking volunteers to join construction, education, and development projects in under-served communities across the country. Read more on MV Times.

This New Program Offers a Systemic Solution to America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

Angie Jaime
Teen Vogue | May 21, 2024

According to a report from the CDC from 2021, adolescent mental health in the U.S. was worsening in the years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis which was only exacerbated by the pandemic. The report showed 29% of high school students experienced poor mental health during the 30 days prior to the survey being taken. Read more on Teen Vogue.

Exclusive: New Program Creates "Youth Corps" For Mental Health

Maya Goldman
Axios.com | May 15,2024

Hundreds of young adults will be trained to help their peers access mental health care and other supports in a first-of-its-kind service program aimed at addressing the youth mental health crisis. Read more on Axios.com.

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