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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2024 Presenting Sponsor

Neal Communities, SW Florida’s premier home builder, has been a generous donor to Healthy Teens since 2022. As our presenting sponsor in 2024, Neal Communities will be the sponsor for the Youth Health Awards on May 8, 2024.

Part of this year’s sponsorship will be used to launch the very first Teen Health Educator Scholarship program, providing support to our high school seniors as they work towards their future education and career goals.

2024 Advocate Sponsors

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.

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.

2024 Mentor Sponsor

Suncoast Behavioral Health Center is free-standing psychiatric facility located in Bradenton, Florida. The facility provides inpatient, residential and outpatient services for children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional and behavioral issues.

Their treatment approach is designed to offer evidence-based care from an interdisciplinary team to help patients successfully return to their families, home and community.

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.”

2024 Supporter Sponsors

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 over 170 Teen Health Educators, who provide support to thousands of young people in their community.

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.

Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation has made a hugely significant investment in Healthy Teens since 2023. Our desire to grow our program in Sarasota County was matched by their confidence in our ability to deliver. We are proud to partner with Barancik Foundation for the health and success of students!

The Bishop Parker Foundation has been a significant supporter of Healthy Teens since 2021. 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 Community Foundation of Sarasota County has supported Healthy Teens through program and capacity-building grants since 2020. We are thrilled to partner with them to build a sustainable impact for Sarasota County youth.

Service Club of Manatee County has been a recurring financial supporter for the Healthy Teens with grants that support us with emphasis on the Teenage Parenting Program (TAPP), helping students gain their high school education while handling the challenges of parenthood with empathy and support.

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.

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.

Palm Aire Women’s Club has supported Healthy Teens since 2017. We are proud to partner for the health and success of our youth!

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.

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 partnered with Healthy Teens 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 Sports Bar has generously supported Healthy Teens through the annual Shamrock Shiver event since 2020. This one-day extravaganza raises huge amounts for nonprofits like Healthy Teens providing services to at-risk students in our community.

Robert Brameister, Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch, and his wife Krista Bloomberg, have 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. We are so grateful to Rob and Krista for their ongoing support of Healthy Teens.

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.

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.

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