for 1N5’s 4th Annual



1N5 is hosting the fourth annual  YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE.

We are looking for 36 outstanding game-changing students to develop innovative solutions to today’s mental health issues. Application link at the bottom of the page. 

  • Date:
    • November 7, 2021 (prep call)
      • 1pm- 3pm
    • November 13 & 14, 2021  
      • 10am – 12pm
      • 1pm – 3pm 
  • Applications: due Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Location: YMHIC will now be a virtual two-day workshop
  • Format:
    • We will have two interactive & engaging Zoom sessions each day. Yes, this is possible! Trust us! 
    • Students will be in breakout rooms working with design thinking and content experts to solve a mental health challenge prompt.
    • Students need a computer with a camera and microphone to utilize the features in zoom. 

This two-day workshop will foster a unique learning experience and professional development for high school students (incoming ninth – twelfth graders) and college students, as well as a rewarding experience for mentors passionate about improving the lives of today’s youth and tackling relevant issues.

This groundbreaking event will begin with Tom Merrill, Master Facilitator with ExperiencePoint, educating and inspiring students on the innovative design thinking process and problem-solving strategies. From there, students will work in small teams of six to create, develop, and present their creative solutions to intentional mental health challenge prompts designed to make students think outside the box to arrive at useful and practical solutions for today’s youth. Student teams will work closely on their solution development, proposal, and presentation. At the end of the second day of the workshop, student teams will present their innovative solutions.

1N5 will work with one team to help bring their idea into implementation. 

Only students serious about making a difference and helping provide solutions to mental health issues affecting today’s teens and youth need to apply. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

Click HERE to download Participant Agreement/Media Release Form 2021