Covid-19 Detroit Youth Taskforce
The Covid-19 Pandemic has infected nearly every continent, forced countries into states of emergency, sent individuals into varying levels of quarantine and isolation, and shuttered businesses and schools. Some people see individuals of the elderly community as the most vulnerable but we also see youth as the most vulnerable as well because the trauma from this pandemic will live deeply rooted in our communities for generations to come and we will be the ones to carry the burden.
Link to Mental Health Check-In: HERE
Our Executive Director Sirrita Darby had a conversation with PBS One Detroit about Youth Mental Health during Covid-19.
The idea that me or one of my family members might not be here tomorrow is a pervasive fear for Black People, whether it be at the hands of police officers, the racism associated with Covid-19 or another racial/social factor and that exacerbates the stress for Black youth
We have to center and decolonize youth mental heath as we return to schools in the fall because the stakes are high!
Join us for Mental Health Fridays tailored for the youth. Every week we will have something engaging, fun and therapeutic. Mental Health Fridays will be hosted via Zoom. Please contact us to get involved or if you have any questions. See you Friday! Also, If you or any other young people you know may need physical items or financial support during this time, The Detroit Covid-19 Youth Taskforce are sending carekits to Metro Detroit students who fill out this form:
Seniors, we know there is alot of uncertainty on what the rest of your Senior Year will look like and we wanted to create a space to talk about it. We are all in this together. Join us on March 26th, on IG Live at 5pm. Seniors in High School & College and anybody who wants to offer encouragement, guidance, resources or love is invited to join us. Seniors, we also know how important it is to have this moment celebrated & recognized and we want to honor you. Complete the link in our bio to be featured in the Detroit Made Graduate Virtual Yearbook. Open to High School & College Seniors.
Congratulations, Class of 2020. Take heart, the world needs you now more than ever. The best is yet to come. This year may not be what you envisioned, but we're eager to see what you do with it. After all, it is still very much your year.