STAR Center In Action- February 2017

The STAR Center was back in Austin, Texas this month working with youth and peer leaders from across Texas! I was able to join Youth Move National’s Marieka Johnson and Hannah Raiche as a co-facilitator with David McLung and the Texas ACCEPT/Youth Move Texas project planning retreat over the weekend. On Monday and Tuesday, the STAR Center facilitated a great session with leaders from across Texas about the future of statewide networking that would represent lived experience across mental health and addiction recovery communities. It is an incredible honor to see and work with such a diverse group that includes historic and emerging leaders in the movement and in our movement in Texas. Pictured below with Chacku Mathai from left to right are Reggie Smith, Noah Abdenour and Larry Collins from Texas!


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STAR of the Month: February 2017- Matthew Petitte

The STAR Center features young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Matthew Petitte from Rochester, New York. Check out his story!

STAR Center Training Opportunities

Special STAR Center Training Opportunities

Measuring What Matters Learning Collaborative for
Peer and Family Run Organizations
Call for Applications – due March 3, 2017

Up to six Peer and/or Family Run Organizations will be chosen to participate in 6 virtual training sessions to learn and implement proven strategies for strengthening and increasing their readiness for managed care focused on the development of meaningful performance measures.

Organizations designated as peer or family run organizations from across the country are eligible to apply.  Learn More

Collaborative Leadership Facilitator Skills Training Program: Working Across the Divides
Call for Applications – due March 3, 2017

 Up to 20 people will be chosen through an application process to be in 6 virtual training sessions and learn intersectionality centered facilitation and leadership strategies. Learn More

Upcoming STAR Center Virtual Learning Opportunities

Equity and Inclusion in Leadership Networking Call
This is the STAR Center's monthly national networking call for people of color who are interested in increasing the number of people in organizational leadership roles who are African-American, Native American/American Indian/Alaskan Native, Latino/Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islanders.

Our hope is that this opportunity for people of color to network and support each other’s leadership efforts across the country and in our target states/regions will make a measurable and remarkable difference towards eliminating the disparities we currently experience across the country.
Register now for this next session on February 22, 2017 from 2-3pm ET/11-12 PT!