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Are you between 16-30 years old and want to learn more about mental health, help your community and build your resume??

Join Shifa for Youth Today!

Shifa for Youth creates an opportunity for youth and young adults to learn the value of peer work and what it means to support other youth as a peer. They will learn to be active listeners and guide struggling youth to find a better quality of life. Youth who participate in this program will have the opportunity to have their voices heard and offer input for solutions regarding the needs of the youth in our community.


Please view the training schedule below for more information. If you have any questions and are interested in joining this program, please get in touch with christina.aguilar@mas-ssf.org and use the Subject Line: Joining Shifa for Youth Cohort _____ (Select the cohort you are interested in based on age. Cohort 2 for ages 16-18, Cohort 3 for ages 18-30).

Upcoming Cohorts and Training 

Scheduling for upcoming Cohorts and Training can be found below.

Cohort 2: September 2022 – October 2022 Training

For Ages 16-18

Shifa for Today’s Training:

  • September 4th – September 18th
  • Sundays 9 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 pm – 10 pm

Youth Leadership Training:
Topics include Communication and Leadership, Understanding Mental Health Topics, Addiction Awareness, etc.

  • September 24th: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • October 1st: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • October 22nd: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • October 29th: 1 pm – 4 pm

Cohort 3: End of September – November 2022 Training

For Ages 18 -30

State-Certified Peer Specialist Training:

  • October 2nd – October 23rd
  • Sundays 9 am – 4 pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 6 pm-10 pm

Youth Leadership Training:

  • September 24th: 9 am -12 pm
  • October 1st: 9 am – 12 pm
  • October 22nd: 9 am – 12 pm
  • October 29th: 9 am – 12 pm

Shifa for Today:
November TBA

MHFA Training: