We have news! We were selected by MTV to host an event on May 18th for Mental Health Action Day called “Voces Unidas” and the whole community is invited! El Futuro was awarded a two-year contract through Durham County’s American Rescue Plan Act Funds in order to develop a transformative model of specialized mental health services for Latine adolescents. We are excited to announce the launch of our new Latine Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health Program (LAYA).
The “Voces Unidas” day-long celebration of Latinx youth mental health would officially kick off this new program, increasing mental health awareness for youth destigmatizing seeking help, and inspiring action and healing.
“Through MTV’s support, we are able to take important steps towards increasing mental health visibility, breaking down these barriers, and ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background or identity, has access to the support and resources they need to attend to their mental health and well-being. We are deeply grateful for this partnership, and we look forward to continuing to partner in efforts to create a world where mental health is a priority for all and Latine youth, adolescents, and young adults experience the support and compassion they need to thrive.” – Rachel Siegel, Bilingual therapist and LAYA Clinical Lead at El Futuro
We are planning activities including teen yoga, parent info sessions, a mindfulness walk, therapeutic gardening, tie dying, bonfire w s’mores, and a memorial lantern release. We will also have food, drinks, music and are hoping to have some of our amazing community partners set up tables.
Come and join us this May 18th and bring your family to enjoy mindfulness activities!. Sign up HERE if you want to volunteer for this event