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Robyn Horsey is the Lead Youth Coordinator for the Bridges to the Future at the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (Federation). In this role Robyn develops fun and supportive enrichment activities for youth, supervises Youth Support Partners, and Youth Leaders. She facilitates youth leadership and develops advocacy agendas and provides a youth voice on a systematic level.
Robyn has a BS in Psychology from Bowie State University. She is one of the founding members of the Federation’s youth-run organization, Mo County ALLSTARS and facilitates youth support groups and activities. She has multiple years of experience as a Youth Advocate with the Federation. Robyn engages, inspires, and empowers youth through art, physical wellness, spoken word, photography, and creative writing workshops. Robyn has been a staunch advocate for children’s mental health at both the state and local levels, spoke on panels to advocate for children’s mental health awareness. Robyn has been involved in the stop stigma movement in her community, on her college campus and in her church.
Robyn has a love for diverse art, fashion, and music. She enjoys styling photoshoots, creating fashion illustrations, and doing live paintings at open mic nights and music shows. She is inspired by positivity, culture, and art.
I keep the words of Nelson Mandela close to my heart, “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” This motivates me to have the determination to overcome personal barriers and to motivate others to not let life challenges impede their path to success.