Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

Join us for FREE events throughout the month of May 2021as a part of Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health's and Youth MOVE MN's arts programming.

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Fidgety Fairy Tales - Family Fun Events

Zoom events on Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM and Sundays @ 2 PM, May 11 - 30

Fidgety Fairy Tales - The Mental Health Musicals re-imagine familiar stories to raise awareness about mental health.  During our hour-long family fun events, we'll watch one of the stories, meet a couple of the actors, and do an arts activity together.  Register a week in advance and we'll send you the art supplies ((Please note that we have reached maximum capacity for art supply requests.  You are still more than welcome to attend, and we will email you a PDF of the puppet making templates as well as a list of supplies.) 


These events are designed to be fun for all ages.

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Star Power and Friends - Episode 1 Premiere

Zoom event on Saturday, May 15 @ 5 - 6 PM

This new animated series of webisodes and classroom activities feature a team of Somali superheroes who help children and families recognize their strengths.  Join us for the premiere in which we'll watch the first episode, meet the actors, and more...fun for the whole family!

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Healing in Community - Outdoor Gathering

Friday, May 28 @ 4 - 6 PM, Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave S, Mpls 55406

A group of twelve youth have been doing creative writing and drawing projects with teaching artist Maria Asp to express their thoughts around identity, community, and justice.  This outdoor gathering will be our first time meeting in person.  Join us to do some of our writing and drawing activities with us!  All ages welcome.

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Youth Voices of Experience - Digital Arts Magazine

New issue available in mid June

Celebrate the launch of the May issue of our magazine in which youth ages 12 - 22 are commissioned to write articles and create artwork to share their stories, experiences, and perspectives about mental health.  Intended for ages 12 and up

Fidgety Fairy Tales is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Flexible Support grant and an Equity Response grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.  Additional funding provided by a sponsorship from Rogers Behavioral Health.

Star Power and Friends is funded by a Somali Mental Health Training Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Healing in Community is funded by a Fund for Safe Communities Micro Grant from the Minneapolis Foundation.

Youth Voices of Experience is funded by a Minnesota Systems of Care grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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