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Texas Youth Mental Health Corps

Join the Texas Youth Mental Health Corps! Make a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of at-risk students while gaining training and certifications towards a career in behavioral health.


Communities In Schools Central Texas, Community In Schools North Texas, Communities In Schools San Antonio


Central Texas, North Texas, San Antonio

Program start date

Fall 2024

Program Description

Members will serve in middle and high schools through Communities In Schools (CIS) and work with students at risk of dropping out. Members will be integrated members of the school community and part of the larger CIS support team on each campus.

School-based mental health navigator

Members will earn stackable credentials and/or credits toward a higher education program as they serve in schools, out-of-school-time programs, and community-based youth organizations in communities with limited access to mental health services.

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Member Activities

Texas’ Youth Mental Health Corps AmeriCorps members will serve with a Communities In Schools (CIS) school-based program by offering case management through weekly one-on-one or small group sessions to economically disadvantaged students. 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

Texas Youth Mental Health Corps AmeriCorps members will receive trainings within a school-based mental health navigator framework, including:

  • AmeriCorps Training Requirements
  • Case-Management & Supportive Guidance Services
  • Trauma Informed Care & Mental Health Awareness
  • Professional Skills Development

Additionally, members will earn one or more of the following certifications:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • AS+K Suicide Prevention Certification
  • CPR and First Aid Certification

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


Must be 18-24 in 2024


Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent


Must pass a criminal history check


Must be a US citizen, US National, or Legal Permanent Resident

Member Benefits

As a member, you'll get:

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award that can be used to pay for current and future educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs or repay qualified student loans

Access to youth mental health training, career exploration, and peer networking opportunities

Interested in Applying?

Youth Mental Health Corps

To learn more about the Texas Youth Mental Health Corps and how to apply, visit the OneStar Foundation website.

Become a Community or State Partner

Learn more about how to become a partner to bring the Youth Mental Health to your community or to sponsor a state-wide Youth Mental Health Corps.