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About Us

MYCepaz was developed by the Minneapolis Youth Congress (MYC), in grades 8-12, whose motto is “No Decision about Us without Us,” in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Behavioral Health Medical Reserve Corp (BH MRC). Funding for the site was obtained through the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board) and from a 2014 and a 2016 National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACHO) Medical Reserve Corp Challenge Award.

Here you will find tools that will help create and establish:

  • Safety
  • Calm
  • Connect
  • Empower

If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed - Ask an adult for help!

This website...

  • Helps you to understand stress, and what it does to your mind and body
  • Gives you simple tools to help yourself, your friends, and your family.
  • It can be used anytime, anywhere. Uses skills you probably already have…

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Development Team

Nancy Carlson, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Christina (Chris) Garner, Communications Coordinator, Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

Special Thanks to Evan Barnett and Pam McBride, original development team members, the Nerdery and the Minneapolis Youth Congress for their wisdom, assistance and help in bringing the vision of MYCepaz fruition.