My name is Mariah, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I am program associate with Born This Way Foundation. I recently joined the team, and I am so excited to be connected with you and share an invitation – to join our 2022-2023 Advisory Board class.
As we celebrate 10 years of Born This Way Foundation, the core of our mission remains the same. Born This Way Foundation is an organization informed, shaped, and led by the young people with and for whom we do this work. Young people want to build a kinder and braver world, and know how to do so, and it’s up to us to connect them with the resources they need to make that future possible. Apply to join a visionary group of youth leaders ages 15-24.
Our 2021-2022 Advisory Board cohort showed kindness is action and that action is inextricably linked with our mental wellness in a number of ways. They’re inventing robots that teach Indigenous languages and celebrate culture, making music that raises awareness and drives action, advocating for Queer communities and communities of color, launching businesses that challenge norms and demand better accessibility for disabled communities, joining global panels on mental health, leading student mental wellness groups, creating internationally-recognized poetry competitions, founding nonprofits to address community needs, and more. They teach us every single day that there is no one way to be kind, to show up for your own and others’ mental health, but each path you take is valid and necessary for our collective wellness.
I hope you’ll consider clicking here to apply or sharing this link with a young person in your life so they can be part of this incredible experience: bornthisway.foundation/advisory-board-application.