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Young Adult Leadership Retreat

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2020 Young Adult Leadership Retreat!

Videos from the retreat are available below,
on NAMI Virginia’s YouTube Page,
and on the Youth MOVE Virginia Facebook Page.

Getting a Seat at the Table with Paige
Join Paige as she discusses using her lived experience and getting a seat at the table on NAMI Virginia’s Board

NAMI on Campus with Danielle
Danielle discusses her journey of creating a NAMI on Campus group at her school and also gives great advice to clubs who are active during COVID-19


What is the Young Adult Leadership Retreat?

The Young Adult Leadership Retreat provides professional development and networking opportunities for Young Adults serving in a peer-leadership role in the areas of mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders. The Young Adult Leadership Retreat offers the opportunity for unique and personalized growth and development for these individuals in order to better equip them to use their lived experience to offer support, education, or advocacy to youth, other young adults, parents/caregivers, or to inform and support system partners.

Each year’s retreat focuses on specific content or topic areas in response to needs expressed by our community. You can always expect:

  • Connection, Networking, and Resource Sharing
  • Targeted Content Learning
  • The opportunity to offer input on the direction on Youth MOVE Virginia

If you have additional questions, please reach out to
Sophie Fontaine, Youth & Young Adult Programs Coordinator, sfontaine@namivirginia.org

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