HereNow is a teen-led online and in-person initiative promoting mental health, well-being, and resilience through innovative content and creativity.
We provide a platform and network for Jewish teens to meet, share what matters to them, and get their friends and peers to join the conversation. The more open teens are about their feelings and challenges, the more open their friends, classmates, and families are likely to be about theirs.
- We connect teens at the macro level — across the city, state, and country—through our social media campaigns and online content. Through online campaigns and programming, teens share how they hold and accept their struggles while also loving and celebrating themselves. Teen-authored articles on ProjectHereNow.org, produced in partnership with 70 Faces Media, include sharing stories and experiences. At the same time, we operate on a local level, convening events in our NYC community, and training youth professionals and summer camp staff on mental health red flags.
- Developing leadership is integral to HereNow’s model and design. Teens can get involved through a range of levels and actions, including our five-person board of directors that guides our online content and social media throughout the year. Our executive committee of 10-15 youth work on projects they can take back to their own communities. We even have an online-based “street team” sharing content with other teens and building our network. We give teens the tools and skills to increase mental health and resiliency in their communities, while also educating the adults in their lives through workshops & training specifically focused on mental health, wellbeing, and inclusion.
Download the HereNow App for easy access to articles written by teens for teens and connect to professionals and teens on a wide range of mental health topics. Available on Google Play and the App Store.