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.
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 INTERNS
Hi! I'm Allison. I'm 17 and from Pennsylvania. I spend my downtime playing my cello and relaxing with my dog. I plan on going to college for psychology. I hope to help normalize conversations about mental health and break the stigma surrounding it.
Hello! I’m Desiny I am 15 and from Florida. I mostly spend my time journaling, writing poetry, and playing the keyboard. I am currently in the Med Program and in my sophomore year of high school and I hope to someday become a surgeon. I am so honored to be apart of the Give Us The Floor community and continue to be able to break the stigma around mental health.
Hi! My name is Ellie, I'm 17 and from Michigan. I enjoy spending my time reading, playing guitar, drawing, and writing. I have greatly enjoyed my time with Give Us the Floor both as a volunteer and now as an intern. It is amazing to see the good that the teen support groups can do. In the future I am planning to study both psychology and education and aspire to spread hope and positivity in every community I become a part of.
Hi, y’all! I’m Genevieve from the foothills of North Carolina (more like the middle of nowhere). In my free time, I enjoy baking all things sweet, exploring hole in the wall restaurants, playing board games with the fam, and spending time with my sisters. I’m currently a junior in high school and my favorite subjects are science and politics. I hope to encourage others to use their voice, as when we unite we are an unstoppable force. I look forward to building connections and empowering other teens 🙂
Hi, my name is Hansen, from Southern California. I am currently a sophomore and have a passion for art & music. I spend most of my time drawing and sketching. II enjoy exploring different mediums of visual art. When my hands get tired I practice my french horn and often get yelled at for how loud I play. I hope to spread meaningful messages through my art and give motivation to those around me.
Hi, my name is Jordan I am glad to be a part of Give Us The Floor to create the best content! My passion is social justice, and I hope that if we can come together as one we can build a better world for ourselves and our future! I am from the Sunny-side part of California, I am ready to serve! Stay Hydrated and Stay Safe!
THANK YOU TO OUR PAST INTERNS!