The Northern Light

  • June 26Attention, Juniors! Click here for senior portrait information.

CAY offers paid internships for students

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






There are around 15 million teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year that struggle from a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year and there is very little being done about it.The Calling All Youth Movement made a visit to Portage Northern on June 6th during both lunches to distribute information about their paid internship program.

One of the representatives, Rachel Cochran, says, “Calling all youth is a youth advisory board for the Kalamazoo system of care and it consists of young people that seek to improve mental health services for youths and families. It serves to empower youths to use their voices to create positive change within the system of care for youth in our community.”

They are recruiting high school students who have had experience in the mental health, juvenile justice, or foster care system, or have experience with a mood, emotional, or behavioral health challenge. This position will have the worker help create change in these system which desperately need the change. This opportunity is a great way to build leadership and public speaking skills, all while getting paid for the service.

According to the informational packet they were handing out, “In order to be considered for C.A.Y. MOVE youth must: be high school aged and enrolled in classes whether it is in a formal setting, online, homeschool, alternative school, or a GED program. Members may remain in the C.A.Y. MOVE until they graduate or complete the program they are enrolled in. If a member is repeating their senior year, they may remain in C.A.Y. MOVE for one additional year.”

The packet also mentioned that the youth must have a personal experience dealing with a mood, emotional, or behavior challenge or be a sibling of a youth with an MEB challenge. In addition to an experience with an MEB challenge the youth must have had involvement with, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, or Educational Supplements. Most importantly the applicant must had a the motivation and desire to advocate for change. To apply, visit the ASK family services website. 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Marching band finishes fourth at state

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Interact Club hosts their annual Lunches for Lives event

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Huskies host first marching band invitational in new stadium

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Fall musical cast gets ready to debut Les Miserables

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Three new proposals are on the ballot for Michigan

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Freshman have fun at Link Crew-hosted movie night

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Crack down on phone use affects teachers and students alike

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Bronson Park becomes the scene of protests by the homeless community

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    School goes on cautionary lockup following an attempted unarmed robbery at Walgreens on West Milham

  • CAY offers paid internships for students

    All

    Improv team seniors take their final bow

Navigate Right
The student news site of Portage Northern High School
CAY offers paid internships for students