HERE, WE CAN DARE TO SHARE WHAT IS TRUE TO US
We are a unique teen-only safe & supportive community. We help each other, we talk freely about our struggles and experiences with peers who are facing, or have faced, the same challenges.
We are young people connected by our challenges, interests, and questions.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY, CLICK HERE
- Join a teen-only Supportive Group Chat
- Become the Facilitator of a teen-only Supportive Group Chat
- Empower your voice and share your struggles, experiences or achievements through videos or blogs.
YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
I’ve always been motivated to help others, especially in regards to mental health. Ever since I joined GUTF, I wanted to make a big difference in everyone’s lives. Being in the supportive group chats has taught me not only that I can help others, but also that I can help myself. I’ve learned so much from all the other teens I have met and I can’t wait to be a part of the Youth Advisory Board!
I became a supportive group chat facilitator 2 years ago to help others deal with their problems and to get support myself. I became a Youth Advisor to help GUTF grow and therefore help as many teens as possible.
I was motivated to become a Youth Advisor for GUTF because I enjoy helping other people think from different perspectives. Motivating people to have a growth mindset creates greatness within a community. My experience as a facilitator for GUTF has led me to understand many difficult situations and helped me understand how to be a leader!
Hi, I’m Joyce Chi and I’m from Southern California! I lived in Connecticut for 12 years before moving, so I’m a New Englander at heart. I love dogs, reading (Harry Potter especially!), instant noodles, and holding the door open for people. I’ve been playing piano for almost 12 years and alto saxophone for 7. Can you tell I love music? In college, however, I would like to study either criminal justice, law, history, psychology, or neuroscience (I’m kind of all over the place!). My dream job would be to be the first Asian-American justice on the Supreme Court! I’m super excited to be on the Youth Advisory Board to help advocate for and create safe spaces both online and in-person; I believe everyone deserves to feel that their voice is heard and that they matter. Remember: you are loved!
Julia currently studies as a college sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. She hopes to major in Astrophysics and eventually get involved in research. She currently resides in Trumbull, Connecticut with her family and her dog, Dasher. Outside of academia, she's a member of multiple on-campus organizations including Penn TableTalk and Penn's student newspaper. She's previously worked as a Snapchat group facilitator for Give Us the Floor. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new kinds of tea, writing, and going on jogs around her neighborhood.
My name is Mekai Kamara, I've been with GUTF since March 2019. I joined because I wanted to support someone else at a time when I needed support myself.
My name is Mohammed Mirza Beig, I'm a sophomore undergraduate student. I am aspiring to become a lawyer and politician. I have a background in Foreign policy and mental health. And I enjoy helping people and being able to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
A TEAM OF TEENS: OUR CURRENT INTERNS
Hello! I’m Ananya, a 17-year-old female from Ohio. I have a real passion for erasing the negative stigma around mental health issues, as well as civil rights. I am also very interested in medicine and volunteering! I like to think I’m a fairly kind person and am always available if someone needs to talk. I’m so excited to be working with GUTF and working to help other teens with mental health issues.
Hi! I'm Desiny. I'm 14 years old and I'm from Florida. I mostly write poetry, listen to music, and play the keyboard in my free time. I'm so excited and happy to be working with Give Us The Floor because I love what they're trying to accomplish. They focus on the awareness of teen mental health and allow teens like us to come together in group chats to talk and understand one another.
Hi everyone! My name’s Jaz and I’m super thrilled about being a Creator Intern! I think this experience will allow me to obtain new connections and learn things from different perspectives as well. I would love to be of help to anyone in need of extra support or motivation. I think it’s very important that we show there’s a support system available and that this support system is willing to go above and beyond to exceed the expectations of whoever joins this movement. I’m 19 & live in Philly and I’m also a freshman in college pursuing business. I write novels, poetry, music, and short scripts in my spare time. I also make TikToks because they’re ridiculously fun, haha. I am really a family person.
Hello! I am Mathew, I am 15 years old and I am bisexual. I am from West Virginia and addicted to quotes. I have always wanted to do something in the medical field and also love children so I have chosen to become a pediatric surgeon. I have lots of pride when it comes to LGBT members and I love being able to help others when in a life crisis! When I joined GUTF, I was seeking help because I was going through a breakup and needed some help. I began as a participant, then I took the training to become a facilitator. Now, I am an intern! At my age, many teens are struggling with so much and I wanted to help so here I am doing what I can do. Life is a strange and dangerous thing, but don’t let it steal your day of sunshine! I lived my fair share of misery so I’m here to be someone’s shoulder to cry on when needed. I’ll be behind someone prepared to catch them when they fall.
Hello, I'm Miles, I'm 15 years old and I live in Tennessee. I was born and raised in Maine and I plan to move back when I am older. Right now I am in high school and learning psychology because I plan to be a psychologist when I am older. I'm working for Give Us The Floor because personally, I have dealt with very severe mental illnesses and still do to this day. I have learned coping skills and I’m the best at supporting and giving advice. I try my best to make sure everyone is getting the help they need because I know what it’s like to be in mental pain. I’ve tried to commit suicide several times and now I’ve dedicated my life to show others that there is another path to take.
Hey there, my name is Synniaha Williams. I’m 17, I live in North Carolina. I am a senior in High School. I am in the drama club and the National Art Honor Society. My pronouns are She/They. I prefer them a lot more. I identify as non-binary and polysexual. I am a creator intern for Give Us The Floor this year. When I leave High School I’ll be pursuing my dreams in the Air-force to become a Neuropsychologist. Being an Intern has opened my eyes to many teen struggles. I personally already have been through a lot but it widens my thoughts of what we as teens today struggle with. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety. It was really bad when I was a freshman and it’s slowly starting to get better. Please don’t be afraid to reach out and get help. I used to take medication for my depression and see a therapist. Yes, these things can be scary but they can be a tremendous amount of help when you’re young and don’t know how to handle your emotions.
THANK YOU TO OUR PAST INTERNS!