Youth Buddies' purpose is to provide peer emotional support and development services to transitional age youth addressing challenges with cancer, mental health or addiction.
Youth Buddies cultivate connection and inspire hope by removing the isolation piece associated with the battle of cancer. You are not alone, and its okay to not be okay. Creating a safe peer lead environment lets peers support each other in many ways nobody else can. Cancer especially, as it tends to create a deep disconnection and isolation. We hope to change that.
Youth Buddies only exists to positively impact the lives of transitional aged youth (TAY), Our efforts should only create an environment where TAY feel included, empowered, and in control of their own journeys. Providing knowledge and resources so they can make informed decisions about their care.
Youth Buddies envision a community of united, empowered, and recovery oriented youth peers strengthening their bonds through similar lived experience, inspiring those still struggling, and strengthening the youth voice.