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 […]

Tidewell Receives Grant to Facilitate COVID-19 Partnership in Manatee County

SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION,  On behalf of a local collaborative of nonprofit providers and community groups, Tidewell Hospice has received a grant from Manatee County to facilitate a countywide initiative that will bring together community partners to protect the health and well-being of at-risk residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, known as the Multicultural Action […]

Multicultural Action Team Helps Minorities Combat COVID-19

SUNCOAST NEWS NETWORK,  Manatee County professionals are coming together to help protect the health and well-being of some residents. The pandemic has in part exposed health disparities within the Black and Latino communities.​ “In Manatee County about 15% of the population and about 9% is Latinx/Hispanic.  What’s surprising when you look at the national statistics is […]

Manatee CARES Act funding creates new COVID-19 partnership

  SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE,  Manatee County CARES Act funding has helped facilitate a new collaboration focused on protecting the county’s most at-risk residents from COVID-19.  A $342,000 grant to Tidewell Hospice will help found the Multicultural Action Team: A countywide initiative focused on prevention, education, advocacy, research, linkage to care and sustainable solutions. Other community partners […]