We empower you to support yourself & others around mental wellbeing  

Learn how to support your peers with their mental wellbeing alongside a community of changemakers at Kaiya

Join a Community of Change-Makers

Meet weekly with a cohort of like-minded peers from across North America in facilitated group Zoom sessions and 1:1 connection activities 

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Our Team's Experience

We believe in a world where no young person feels alone in their mental health journey. 

Research shows that 67% of young people tell a friend they are struggling before telling anyone else. At Kaiya we empower young people with skills to support themselves and connect their friends to resources.

Learn Skills to Support your Friends

Discover how to spot signs of crisis & learn techniques to create safe spaces for your friends to feel validated and understood

Shape the Gen Z Playbook for Mental Health

Create ideas, content, and campaigns to fight stigma in your community and pave the way for a safer online and offline world

Sign-up to be a new member of Kaiya Groups launching soon. 


Our Team

Maddy Bourgeois, MBA

Jodi Rabinowitz, LPC

Kamilah Drummond-Forrester

CEO & Founder 

Head of Facilitator Training

Advisor and Facilitator 

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Monique Nguyen, MS

Advisor, Design & Product

Ruby Lee, MSCS

Advisor, Technical & Product Leadership

We empower you to support yourself & others around mental wellbeing


Email info@joinkaiya.com if you want to reach out directly to the Kaiya team. 

Key Benefits of Kaiya

Kaiya Trains College Students to Lead Peer Support Groups

Career Mentoring & Professional Experience

Best-in-class mentorship and coaching from a clinical team of trained mental health practitioners from across the United States

Community of Student Changemakers

Join a professional cohort of motivated college students for top universities across the U.S on work around mental health advocacy and peer support

Skills You'll Master

  • Self-care & Mental Health 101 
  • Facilitating Groups: how to hold a container for others
  • Spotting signs of crisis
  • You are Not Alone: interpersonal skills & active listening to support your peers
  • Diversity, identity, and mental health
  • Sharing your story to inspire your peers

Apply Now!

Kaya Rossey

 Marketing & Engagement

Scott Brown, MBA

Advisor, Strategy & Ops

Terri Harpold, MD

Advisor, Adolescent Psychiatry

"I used to feel pressure to solve my peer's problems but after learning the GIVE framework, I’ve learned to validate their emotions and let my peers just feel first before jumping in. ” 

- Kaiya Fellow, Cohort 1

Created by Founding Fellow, Ash

Ryan Sweat, LMFT

Kaiya Peer Training 

Adam Chaloeicheep

Advisor, Brand Marketing & Growth

Ammad Hasan

Product & Operations