Young Minds Matter: Transforming Our Communities Collectively
Young Minds Matter: Join us for a full day of conversations and learning about supporting well-being by improving the places where we live, learn, work, play, and pray.
When: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Harris County Department of Education Conference Center
6300 Irvington Blvd.
Houston, TX 77022
Young Minds Matter: Transforming our Communities Collectively is a free convening co-hosted by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and Prevention Institute. The conference features some of the most vibrant minds and cutting-edge strategies for collaborating with children, youth, and families as decision-makers and leaders in community transformation. Join us to learn how communities promote mental health and well-being in everyday life and how centering young people can transform an entire community.
This year will include both virtual and live sessions. Save the date and learn more about this unique event!
Conference registration is now open!
There will be 25 workshops and panel discussions, as well as over 20 poster presentations to learn from:
Sustaining Partnerships & Collective Efforts
Youth and Community as Change Agents
Challenges & Opportunities on the Horizon
Self-Care & Creating Healthier Environments
Racial Equity & Justice
Preserving Communities & Culture
Youth Voices for Change
2021 - Young Minds Matter: Healing, Justice and Connection for Mental Wellbeing
The Hogg Foundation held a free virtual event for people who care about children, youth, families, and caregivers. Like previous Young Minds Matter conferences, the focus was on children, transition-age youth and their caregivers, with an added emphasis on engaging historically excluded and underrepresented groups.
2019 - Young Minds Matter: Communities Connecting for Well-being
Young Minds Matter: Communities Connecting for Well-being was a free, one-day training event for people who care about children, youth, families, and caregivers. This event theme grew out of the foundation’s new strategic direction, which focuses on changing community conditions and the root causes that contribute to poor mental health, especially in communities that have been subjected to bias and discrimination. Like previous Young Minds Matter conferences, we focused on children, transition-age youth, and their caregivers, and explored the many ways communities can promote well-being, including mental health in everyday life.