Our Supporters

Healthy Teens is only able to carry out our mission thanks to the generous support of donors, local foundations, and businesses.  Support from these organizations provides us with the resources and flexibility to respond to the most pressing health issues confronting the teens and young adults we serve. We are deeply grateful to every supporter who shares their time, talent, expertise, or financial gifts.

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2023 Advocate Sponsor

Legler, Murphy, & Battaglia has generously funded Healthy Teens since 2010 through sponsorships, donations, and in-kind donations. This funding has allowed Healthy Teens to start the Teen Health Educator Program and provide programming for thousands of at-risk youth.

2023 Mentor Sponsors

Capstan Financial Consulting Group’s goal is to ensure the best financial future for you and your family.

Capstan have shown incredible generosity to Healthy Teens over many years, making an impact locally through our shared mission.

Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County provides and coordinates the services of school readiness programs, in an efficient manner, in order to help all children develop the skills needed to achieve future educational success; to support the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher; and to continue to improve the quality of services available in the community.

CEO Darrell King shares, “we are proud to support Healthy Teens as a Corporate Partner, knowing they do so much good in our county by providing critical health, life skills, and education to local young people.”

HOPE Family Services is a not-for-profit organization based in Bradenton, Florida (Manatee County), providing services to survivors of domestic violence.

HOPE have provided support and training for Teen Health Educators on the topic of domestic violence. We are proud to partner with them for the HOPE of our community!

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is a private acute hospital and treatment center designed to provide quality services in a supportive healing environment to children and adolescents.

As a providers of mental health services to local youth, a partnership with Healthy Teens was a clear win-win for both organizations.

2022 Supporter Sponsor

Centerstone provides a full range of mental health and substance use disorder services to help you get through the tough times and live your best life.

The support of Centerstone in developing youth-focused mental health resources and trainings has been invaluable. A long-standing partnership is resulting in improved outcomes for youth across our community.
Landes Emergency Training Services (L.E.T.S.) has been a Supporter-level sponsor for Healthy Teens since 2022.
CEO, Ruth Landes, shares “I am thrilled to partner with a wonderful organization creating a great future for teens.”
The mission of L.E.T.S. is to exceed expectations and provide an unprecedented high standard of healthcare education, training, and accessible lifesaving equipment to communities, businesses, and healthcare providers.

The Hanley Foundation‘s mission is to eliminate addiction through prevention, advocacy, treatment, and recovery support. In addition, the foundation provides financial aid scholarships for individuals who could not otherwise afford addiction treatment.

Training specialists from Hanley provide our Teen Health Educators with expert training in substance use and addiction, equipping them to reach their peers with effective information to help them make positive, healthy decisions.

Grants and Foundations

Since 2019, Manatee County’s Children Services Board grants have been the bedrock that on which our Teen Health Educator program has developed. This funding has allowed the program to grow to almost 150 teen educators, who had an impact on over 1,500 of their peers for the 2020-2021 grant cycle alone.

Manatee Community Foundation has been a crucial supporter of Healthy Teens through program and capacity-building investment since 2019. Their Young Adult Leader grants have made possible the further development of former Teen Health Educator, to continue leadership training and mentoring of their peers.

The Bishop Parker Foundation has been a significant supporter of Healthy Teens since 2021, investing over $50,000 into our programs. We are thrilled to have the support of such a long-standing part of our community, seeing the value and strength of investing in health of the next generation.

The Green Family Foundation began significant investment into Healthy Teens in 2022. We are so grateful to Tommy and Ingrid Green for their generosity and support.

In 2021 Sarasota Strong, began an ongoing collaboration with Healthy Teens to develop the Trauma Leadership Corps, a project to train a group of Healthy Teen Educators and Young Adult Leaders in trauma-informed education. Funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota, this is a program we hope to see spread its roots to reach many more youths in our community.

Service Club of Manatee County has been a recurring financial supporter for the Healthy Teens with grants that support the flagship program, Teen Health Educators with emphasis on the Teen-Age Parenting Program. This allows Healthy Teens to reach over 1,500 youth throughout Manatee County.

Michael Saunders Foundation has continuously supported the Teen Health Educator program since 2018. Healthy Teens looks forward to continuing the relationship for the benefit of vulnerable youth in our community.

Drug-Free Manatee partners with Healthy Teens through annual grants to support the Teen Health Educator program, in collaboration with their Youth In Action initiative in Manatee County schools.

Tobacco Free Florida has offered support to the Healthy Teen since 2021, to help bring accurate information to teens via the Teen Health Educators about the dangers of vaping among all young people in our community.

Legacy and ongoing supporters

Clancy’s Irish Pub generously sponsored Healthy Teens Coalition in their annual Shamrock Shiver event in 2020. Proceeds went to support the Teen Health Educators and the Young Adult Leader programs which aim to give youth in our community the skills they need to make healthy decisions.

Robert Brameister, Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch, has generously funded Healthy Teens since 2016, through donations and sponsorships. This funding has allowed Healthy Teens to grow and expand the Teen Health Educator Program during its early years, as well as provide programming for thousands of at-risk youth throughout the community for over 5 years.

Capstan Financial Group has supported Healthy Teens since 2019, helping the Teen Health Educator Program to grow and develop both in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

The Law Offices of David W. Wilcox has supported Healthy Teens since 2019. This donation has allowed for the Teen Health Educator Program to offer classes on the topics of mental wellness, physical wellness, and relationship wellness.

Jon F. Swift has supported Healthy Teens since 2019. Their donations have allowed Healthy Teens the ability to build leadership skills training projects for our Teen Health Educators.

Thank you to Klement, Jungman, Varga, and Troxler DDS group for their support of Healthy Teens since 2019. Their support has allowed our Teen Health Educators to reach out to many of Manatee county’s vulnerable youth.

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