Our Healing in Our Hands Campaign


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Over the past several years, Youth MOJO members have experienced and recognized a heightened sense of fear, depression, and anxiety in themselves and among their peers. In response to their personal and collective experiences of feeling unsupported in accessing mental health services, youth leaders sought to better understand the mental health services that exist for youth in SFUSD and the systemic, emotional and cultural barriers to students’ utilization of services.

Drawing on existing research of race-based disparities in use of SFUSD Wellness Centers[1], youth members sought to better understand and respond to the challenges in outreach and engaged use of mental health services among students of color, especially Asian American youth, in SFUSD. Their research efforts aim to improve access and competency in mental health services for Asian American youth, and all youth of color, towards a vision of schools that are safe, supportive, and welcoming of all students.


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Organizational Endorsements

  • People Demanding Environmental and Economic Rights
  • Filipino Community Center
  • Causa Justa :: Just Cause
  • Community Youth Center
  • San Francisco Youth Commission
  • Arab Resource Organizing Center
  • Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
  • Teachers for Social Justice
  • Project WHAT
  • Close the Gap Coalition
  • Tenant Worker Center
  • API Council
  • Vietnamese Youth Development Center
  • Our Family Coalition
  • United Educators of San Francisco
  • SF Board of Education
    • Gabriela Lopez
    • Faauuga Moliga
    • Jenny Lam
    • Mark Sanchez
    • Allison Collins
    • Stevon Cook
  • SF Board of Supervisors
    • Matt Haney
    • Shamann Walton
    • Sandy Lee Fewer