HERE, WE CAN DARE TO SHARE WHAT IS TRUE TO US

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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.

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Learn more: About GUTF

YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD

Alivia Terry

Alivia
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!

BlancheStora

Blanche
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.

Jon Miller

Jon
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!

JuliaEsposito

Julia
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.

Mekai Richardson

Mekai
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.

A TEAM OF TEENS: OUR CURRENT INTERNS

Ananya_Bharad

Ananya
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.

Desiny_Barlow

Desiny
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.

Jazaa_Abdulmatin

Jazaa
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.

Mathew_Forsyth

Mathew
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.

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Miles
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.

Synniaha_Williams

Synniaha
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!

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