Youth MOVE National
*Youth MOVE National Rockstar Awards*
Youth MOVE PA has shown extraordinary innovation in making systems and communities better for youth throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In doing so, Youth MOVE PA has been awarded Chapter of the Year by Youth MOVE National out of 70 Chapters across the United States, as part of this year's 2022 Rockstar Awards.
This award is given to a chapter who distinguishes themselves in the following ways:
Kevin Puskaric is the recipient of the Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year Award.
Dr. Gary M. Blau Professional of the Year is given to an individual who distinguishes themselves in the following ways:
Now, let’s learn a little bit more about Rockstar, Kevin Puskaric!
Kevin Puskaric (He, Him, His) CPS, CRS, CFRS became a Certified Peer Specialist in 2017 and then later certified in 2021 as a Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialist. With his training and lived experience Kevin brings skills in leadership, youth engagement, and bringing youth peer support values to his role as the Program Director for Youth MOVE Pennsylvania. Kevin serves as a voting member on the Childrens Committee of Mental Health Planning Council and is a co-chair of the Transition Age Youth and Young Adult Advisory (TAYYA) Subcommittee as part of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). Kevin is involved in many youth advocacy initiatives throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and believes amplifying youth voice has the impact to change lives.
Thank you, Kevin, for being a Rockstar!