IT’S ME = I Teach Students Mental Education
Organization: I Am My Community Inc
Project Name: IT’S ME = I Teach Students Mental Education
Project ID: 175
Neighborhood/Communities that the project will serve: CB Bronx 05 (University Heights)
Project Description: The project aims to create a sense of community for Young People by teaching the importance of Mental Health Awareness. The program will include Youth researchers demonstrating a greater awareness of Mental needs who will teach other youth their ages Mental Health. The Youth will learn the difference between someone that’s Schizophrenic and someone that’s bipolar, etc. They will also get information on how Mental Health is becoming an issue in the criminal justice system because most people are not receiving the proper medication that they should.
The Program Is Ran By The Youth. The Teachers, Researchers, Event Plans, Speaker, etc. will all be Youth. The Only Adult in the “It’s Me” Program is the Director who’s role will be to guide and help make up the curriculum but this program is by the Youth for The Youth.
The Youth will be free to share ideas for different activities that they can enjoy in order to lower down stress due to school, family or personal matters. A volunteer program would also be available on Days off to allow participants a deeper understanding of how to use social media as a path to find the proper resources to help them and those around them.