In 2019, yli youth partnered with the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services to help reduce stigma associated with mental health in transitional age youth (15-25 years).
Some of our previous work includes a campaign to stop AAPI hate and self-care templates that were created for a workshop given in May 2021 for Mental Health Awareness Month. We also advise the [email protected] project, a pilot of the wysa app which educates youth about mental health and increases their access to care by connecting them to in-person services. Working closely with county agencies, community organizations and peers, we provide invaluable insights, feedback and ideas on the app’s development. We also assist with outreach and implementation of approved apps across the county.
As Tech Ambassadors for [email protected], youth gain:
- Technology literacy
- Interpersonal communication skills
- App analysis skills
- Public speaking skills
- Community outreach and engagement
- Facilitations and training skills
- Understanding of mental health barriers in San Mateo County
Interested in getting involved?
Currently, we meet every other week on Wednesdays from 2-3 pm via zoom. We can provide community service hours and stipends for your participation in the program.
If your interested in getting involved, contact Rubi Salazar at [email protected]