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The Youth Healing Project is a youth-led community funding effort of the Road Map Project that provides resources and support to small grassroots organizations and young leaders advancing solutions that improve the mental health, connection and wellbeing of young people ages 16-24 in South King County. In spring 2020, young leaders designed a survey to understand how youth were experiencing the pandemic. The findings, summarized in In Their Own Words: Young People Describe the Impact of COVID-19, show the huge toll the pandemic has taken on young people’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and sense of connection. The Youth Healing Project was designed by youth to respond directly to the survey results.
Young people with project ideas can apply for up to $5,000 and small, grassroots organizations can apply for up to $15,000. Applications are due May 7, and funds should be spent between June and December.
The youth awards will also be part of citiesRISE Youth Challenge Award initiative to identify, mobilize and support innovative youth-driven work in the service of mental health. citiesRISE will offer youth awareness training, peer mentoring, and expert guidance to support them and their projects to thrive.
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