We are seeking youth advocates to join our advocacy efforts. We have two ways you can get involved!

CAYEN Youth Board
Seeking new members to join our all Transition Age Youth (TAY) Board. CAYEN brings the youth voice into mental health policy discussions and activities. We focus on prevention and early intervention, juvenile justice and general youth mental wellness. This is a great opportunity for TAY interested in mental health programs, systems and policy. Linked is the CAYEN Board Expectations document which lists member responsibilities. Interested youth should review this document and follow up to request a formal application.

CAYEN Action Network
Join the CAYEN Action Network to stay up-to-date on all things CAYEN including state-level policies and legislation impacting TAY, upcoming events such as conference/trainings and advocacy activities. It’s a quick to sign up! Please feel free to forward to those you feel would be interested in TAY advocacy.

What’s in it for TAY?

  • Make a difference!
  • Meet other young people working in community (within local area and statewide!)
  • Impact policy and systemic changes throughout California
  • Opportunities for leadership development

To learn more, please visit the CAYEN website and don’t forget to check out our informational video! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Kathleen Casela, Program Director at kcasela@mhac.org.

*Please feel free to forward this to young people who you feel would be interested.*