By Sarah Averbeck, Young Adult Leader Healthy Teens was the spotlighted non-profit at Saturday’s Bradenton Marauders baseball game against the Tampa Bay Tarpons! ​Our Teen Health Educators had the opportunity to speak with youth and parents about the work we do throughout the community. In addition, our students handed out masks, hand sanitizers and wristbands […]

Applications are open!

By Jake Hanson, Young Adult Leader None of the work that we do during the year would be possible without the work of our Teen Health Educators, and we want more of you to join us! Our applications for the Teen Health Educator Program 2021-2022 school year are officially open. The program trains and equips […]

Healthy Teens Annual Retreat 2021

By Sarah Averbeck, Young Adult Leader On June 29th 2021, our amazing Teen Health Educators and Young Adult Leaders had the opportunity to participate in our first in-person event of the year, the annual retreat! Held at DaySprings Conference Center in Parrish, the team shared team building, skills development, a time for reflection and a whole lot […]

Summer Programming

By Jake Hanson, Young Adult Leader As June draws to a close, we wanted to reflect upon our first month of the Healthy Teens summer program 2021! Every summer, our Teen Health Educators team up and volunteer with different locations serving our youth here in Manatee County. Each team is led by one or two […]

Trauma Leadership Corps Training

 Amandine Louis-Charles, Young Adult Leader The training began with a brief description of neuroscience and how trauma impacts the brain. We learned about the ways that trauma can affect the development of certain parts of the brain including the prefrontal cortex, which eventually affects our daily behaviors and how we react to stress and traumatic […]

New Partnership Alert!

​ We are excited to announce a new partnership with HealthCorps., a national organization founded by Dr. Oz, focusing on youth health. The new project, known as the Teens Make Health Happen club, is a 12-week program that gives members the opportunity to identify a community health problem, create a solution, and present their solution […]

SRQ Strong Awarded Community Impact Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION,  ​In an effort to respond to the increasing impact of stress on the mental health of youth, SRQ Strong and Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County (HTC) have partnered to develop a local youth trauma training team, called the Trauma Leadership Corps. According to psychologist Andrea Blanch, a founding member […]

Healthy Teens Coalition Receives Grant From Selby Foundation ​

​ Currently, 23 Teen Health Educators are providing critical services to local adolescents; the 8-week Teen Health Educator Training Program is slated for spring 2021 and will be held virtually. Virtual presentations and mentoring activities are currently taking place.  We hope to re-initiate actual in-person presentations and mentoring activities this summer.  With the gracious support […]

Healthy Teens Coalition Chosen as Shamrock Shiver Charity Recipient

WWSB, By Daniela Hurtad, The 13th annual Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge at Bradenton Beach was held on Friday. The event is put on by Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub and Grill aiming to give back to the community. Every year they choose charities to help through generous donations made through the event.  “Can’t think of a better way […]

The Results Are In!

​ The Multicultural Action Team ran from August 3, 2020, through December 18, 2020. During that time, the Healthy Teens Coalition participated in 147 events, served roughly 5,500 community members, distributed 1,030 hand sanitizers, 3,130 masks, and handed out 450 referral cards.  It was an honor to serve our community alongside such a dynamic and […]

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