Elevate Northern Michigan

A Youth Mental Health Summit for Young Leaders – and Those Who Love Them

Elevate Northern Michigan is a quarterly summit series focused on boosting knowledge, shifting attitudes, decreasing stigma, and building support for youth mental health by learning about:

  1. psychology/neuroscience
  2. practical well-being tools
  3. leadership skills

All are welcome at the summit — particularly young people aged 16-24 – and those who love them.

Our third Summit is 1-2:30p on Tuesday, February 7th at Northwestern Michigan College’s Innovation Center.

We Fight is grateful for United Way of Northwest Michigan and NMC’s support and sponsorship of Elevate Northern Michigan.

Speakers for Summit #3


Past Speakers

Co-Creation & Co-Ownership

Co-creation and co-ownership are values of We Fight so let’s build Summit #3 together.

Help us choose topics. Everyone is welcome to weigh in however more weight will be given to our young leaders aged 16-24 years.

Why Elevate?

We Fight recently underwent a strategic visioning process to better accomplish its vision – a northern Michigan where everyone plays a role in protecting our kids’ mental health.

The Elevate summit series is one optimistic, science-based step toward that vision.

I hope that aspiring youth leaders leave this summit with a better understanding of the skills required to project their voice and tackle systemic change with the youthful determination that makes their advocacy so unique to begin with.

— Will Unger, We Fight leadership team member and Central High School student


Registration is free. Limited space is available.

If your northern Michigan school is interested in sending students to the Summit, please please let us know at hello@goodworkslab.org and we’ll hold seats for you.