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Michigan Youth Mental Health Corps

Make a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of youth and young adults while exploring a career in behavioral health. Receive trainings during your service that will prepare you to work with peers and earn industry recognized certificates.


North, West and Southeast Michigan

Career Pathways Available

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  • School-based / nonprofit-based pathway
  • Peer support/recovery
  • Community health worker

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Program start date

Fall 2024

Program Description

Michigan’s Youth Mental Health Corps will prepare young adults for behavioral health careers as they serve in schools and communities to positively impact youth and gain experience in mental health support.

School-based / nonprofit-based pathway:

  • Must be 18 - 24 years old to serve
  • Serve in schools, after school programs, and youth organizations to support mental health and wellness of youth
  • YMHC activities may include: daily and weekly student check-ins, trainings for caregivers, and raising community awareness of mental health services
  • Earn two or more stackable certifications, such as Mental Health First Aid, de-escalation training, etc.
  • Earn higher education credits for members simultaneously pursuing a social work or similar degree

Peer support / recovery pathway:

  • Must be 18 – 29 years old and have lived experience with substance use disorder or mental health challenges to serve
  • Serve in community organizations and local clinics
  • YMHC activities may include: intake and assessment, offering connections to resources, supporting youth and peers, and developing advocacy campaigns
  • Receive training for service and to earn a Peer Recovery Coach Certificate or Peer Support Specialist Certificate.

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Member Activities

Texas Youth Mental Health Corps members serving in CIS programs will support economically disadvantaged students by offering weekly one-on-one or small group sessions. These sessions will focus on six core components of the CIS program:

  • Supportive guidance and counseling
  • Health and human services
  • Parent and family engagement
  • College and career readiness
  • Enrichment
  • Academic Support

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Member Training and Support

In addition to university-based education, CIS will increase the number of training partners that offer stackable credentials:

  • AmeriCorps Training Requirements
  • Case-Management & Supportive Guidance Services
  • Trauma Informed Care & Mental Health Awareness
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • AS+K Suicide Prevention Certification
  • CPR and First Aid Certification

Essential qualifications to participate in the Michigan Youth Mental Health Corps include:


Must be 18-24 in 2024 for school-based / nonprofit-based pathway; 18 - 29 in 2024 with lived experience for peer support / recovery pathway


Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent


Must be a US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident


Unfortunately, individuals who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through the US Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps Member at this time

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