One of the biggest elements of InvisiYouth Charity’s platform and mission is to use activism, the spotlight we create, to establish the true "medically adult-ish™" voice, and the education on changes that need to be made to improve the daily life experience.
We use three main paths to make advocacy our focal point: social media activism campaigns/partnerships, speaking engagements, and our international Global Brand Leaders Program. Social media expands our reach and interaction with our "medically adult-ish™"youth, support networks and nonprofits around the world so more young people can find our community. Through our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, InvisiYouth has a global reach, and works not just with teens/young adults from other countries, both also other organizations and nonprofits that are specialized in different illnesses and mental health causes. With social media being a strong aspect of the teen/young adult lifestyle, InvisiYouth Charity joins that world and uses positive commentary to make an impact in their lives. Our interactive activism campaigns use the flare of our "medically adult-ish™" demographic while also raising awareness, funds and conversations about supporting this community. Follow our Instagram for campaigns like, InvisiYouth's Give Back Grid, to see more.
Our most popular program in our activism pillar is our annual Global Brand Leaders Program. This leadership program is virtually led so we are able to work with young people from across the chronic illness/disability/mental health spectrum and in seven countries. It furthers InvisiYouth’s mission into their neighborhoods, to broaden awareness and access to supportive InvisiYouth "medically adult-ish™" resources and programs that can be provided for our growing international "medically adult-ish™" network, and provide a leadership opportunity of apprenticeship for many young adults in the nonprofit sector to excel their philanthropic endeavors.
As of 2021, InvisiYouth will be altering the GBL Program so there are not only tiers of involvement from our older youth, but also an open enrollment community where the "medically adult-ish™" group will be able to partake in activism campaign development, advocacy fundraising fusion, and volunteer projects. We will define all activism projects and resources as 'subtle activism' meaning InvisiYouth will weld soft power and allow you to make small waves of change through merchandise, activism tools and campaigns that will lead with curiosity.
Our final form of activism in the form of public speaking and virtual speaking programs. Through a blended platform of educational and motivational speaking, InvisiYouth Charity’s mission of assisting the teeniatrics® and "medically adult-ish™" populations we work for to navigate their daily lives with chronic illness/disability is while sharing ways to thrive and achieve success/joy in their daily life. Our founder Dominique Viel uses her over decade of experience as a patient advocate on national grant research committees, and guest speaker in children’s hospitals and schools to tailor the InvisiYouth message for various audiences, from high school and university students, to charity and other organizations' events, to medical schools, nursing schools, and PT programs.
It is Dominique's voice, passion, and knowledge from a patient's perspective that makes her invaluable and unique for InvisiYouth's advocacy. Also, founder Dominique is the host of our popular virtual program, the video podcast series, InvisiYouth Chat Sessions.
This monthly virtual resource provides "medically adult-ish™" individuals with advice, resources, life stories, and philanthropic opportunities with an array of special guests that are experts in their fields all the in the style of a chat show. From Paralympians, ESPN hosts, best-selling authors and business owners, to actors, disability activists, philanthropists, fitness trainers and dancers, the InvisiYouth Chat Sessions series gets a daily dose of everything our"medically adult-ish™" population and their support networks need to be their best selves.