CCS: Youth Wellness and Mental Health

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Youth Wellness and Mental Health

As students and families prepare to go back to school, young people are looking for a sense of community and connectedness in their neighborhoods, in school, and out of school. While there are many bright spots in our region that support this vision, systemic barriers mean not all young people have access to what they need.

This event will highlight multiple United Way-supported initiatives aimed at improving youth wellness and mental health during the pandemic and beyond, including culturally relevant youth wellness programming as well as youth-focused learnings from two United Way programs, COVID Student Support Grants and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Participants will also hear from a United Way nonprofit partner and young person advocate.

Participants will leave the event with a deeper understanding of the day-to-day realities of many youth in our community, how nonprofits with a focus on youth voice and culturally relevant, community centered programs can support youth wellness effectively, and how United Way is helping connect people and resources in multiple ways.


  • Liz Williams, Program Officer, Career Academies, Greater Twin Cities United Way (Moderator)
  • Carolina De Los Rios, Program Officer, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Greater Twin Cities United Way
  • Maria Padilla, Family Educator, Centro Tyrone Guzman
  • Youth Advocate

Learn more about previous Community Connection Series, including videos of past sessions.

Questions and requests for updates about upcoming talks can be sent to Isabella Xiong,

Space is limited. RSVP through Eventbrite.

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Tue, Sep 21
1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
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