The FLX Kids are Alright initiative aims to improve mental health literacy for middle- and high-school aged youth in five counties in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Through a unique partnership between Common Ground Health, the Rochester Public Library, Pioneer Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council, the initiative will directly engage youth in the creation of new mental health and well-being literacy resources to improve library collections and programming. Project partners will assemble a team of youth representing each county, and local experts will train the youth team in foundational concepts of health literacy and youth mental health and well-being. Youth will then work alongside a graphic artist to design, create and publish both print and online resources for their peers. Library staff will receive parallel training in health literacy and youth mental health and well-being in addition to discussing how to leverage the newly created resources. We will share information about the Research Program and integrate Medline Plus teen mental health and wellness and lifestyle resources throughout the project.

Project Details

Organization Name

Common Ground Health

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Public health
Project Lead

Dina Faticone

New York
Start Date
December 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Student, K-12
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans