About Us

Youth M.O.V.E. Idaho is a youth-driven advocacy group that is part of Youth M.O.V.E. National.  We advocate for youth who have mental health as well as help other youth become their own advocates.  We strive to give every youth a voice to help their own recovery.

Mission Statement:

We the members of Idaho Youth M.O.V.E. will work as a state-wide initiative made up of diverse, motivated youth who wish to make a positive change in our communities.  We will advocate for youth rights and be the voice for mental health and the need for services in the systems we serve.  We work towards empowering youth to be equal partners to enact change.

Our goal is to make Idaho Youth M.O.V.E. chapters across the state to help bring awareness to mental health and advocate the youth voice.

If you are interested in getting involved or want to open a chapter in your community, please contact:

Jennifer McNealy: jmcnealy@idahofederation.org

1(208)433-8845 or toll free at 1(800)905-3436

We look to give youth the ability to advocate for their needs.

One way that you can help us with this is to take a very short survey about your community and youth.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey below.  It is confidential and does not ask for any personal information.  Thank you!!!

Survey Form

Local Chapters

To find local chapters in your area, please contact the Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health and Idaho Youth M.O.V.E. Youth Coordinator at (208) 433.8845 or jmcnealy@idahofederation.org.

Connect with Us!


Youth Move Idaho

704 N 7th Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-433-8845 or 800-905-3436


Ever feel like you need more then Wikipedia to talk about mental health and what it is?  Here is a few resources that you can check out to learn more about mental health and what you can do to become the advocate in your life.

Depression TED Talk

Depression reaches 1 out of 10 people Americans. The increase in clinical diagnosis of depression goes up 20% a year. Depression is a serious and real illness and Kevin Breel explains the ups and downs of it.

ADD Poem...Do we agree?

ADD and ADHD are a Mental Health issue that many suffer from, but from Shane Romero’s point of view it is not something to suffer but a different way to keep those in our life open to different perspectives. Do you agree with this poem and how does it make you see things?