Yesterday, PEERS’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) program participated in the POCC 50 Year History Project’s TAY History meeting. This meeting focused on reviewing the history of the TAY Empowerment Movement in Alameda County — a movement that PEERS has been involved in for more than a decade.

PEERS Programs Manager Bre Williams spoke about her experiences starting the TAY program at PEERS. TAY Leadership Mentee Ashley Wiley and TAY Program Coordinator Ashlee Jemmott talked about their own experiences with TAY mental health. Other presenters included movement organizer Jay Mahler and the Copeland Center’s Letty Elenes.

This event was part of a larger series of events commemorating the 50 year history of the Mental Health Consumer Movement. There will be another 50 Year History event examining the history of PEERS on December 4th.