YOUTH | EMPOWERMENT
MBK SACRAMENTO SYSTEMS NAVIGATION SERIES
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, and managed by Sierra Health Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Sacramento, this project addressed the priority Community Health Need of Mental Health and Wellness. The activities introduced youth to community supports to help mitigate the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by enhancing My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Sacramento Youth Mental Health by developing an interactive component that helps youth navigate the healthcare system, both public and private.
This project engaged young males of color who have experienced social emotional trauma to work as change agents to remove barriers to accessing mental health supports, increase the cultural responsiveness of mental health services for youth of color, and increase their ability to navigate systems to get the healthcare they need.