Our Programs

Teen Health Educators

Teen Health Educators

Through our award-winning flagship program, we extensively train selected high school students about critical youth health issues. The Teen Health Educators then work in small teams to provide peer education and mentoring throughout the community and state with a special focus on helping vulnerable youth.
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Young Adult Leaders

Young Adult Leaders

Graduates of our Teen Health Educator program, Young Adult Leaders have completed high school and have at least one year of committed experience as a Teen Health Educator. If invited onto the YAL program, they receive additional training on career and effective leadership skills. They then serve in expanded, paid roles as leaders and mentors for our high school-age Teen Health Educators.
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Trauma Leadership Corps

Trauma Leadership Corps

After extensive additional training on trauma and self-care, the Trauma Leadership Corps, comprised of Young Adult Leaders and Teen Health Educators, supports other youth and youth-serving providers in responding to stress and trauma. The TLC also raises community awareness about the power of youth peer-to-peer training and support.
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Teenage Parent Program

Teenage Parent Program

Healthy Teens has been proud to support the Teenage Parent Program (TAPP) for a number of years. This wonderful program supports pregnant and parenting teens to complete their high school education while receiving critical information and help to care for their new baby. It is a privilege to support these young women, and men, as they seek to ensure the best possible future for their family.
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Our Programs

Healthy Teens’ programs – and overall work – are grounded in science, data, and current and accurate best practices in youth education and engagement. Our programming and curriculum fill a profound gap, historically and currently, in health education/services in our local community. 

While we continue to offer medically accurate sexual health and pregnancy prevention education - which was the initial focus of programs when we launched 10 years ago, due to the disproportionately high teen birth rate in Manatee County – we have expanded our scope of health education in direct response to youth and community feedback, as well as data trends. 

We are proud to actively engage the young people we serve in improving and evolving our programs and services over time. We understand that having a meaningful impact on improving youth health outcomes requires a holistic approach to the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of health. 

Additionally, we understand that it takes a village to have that meaningful impact among our youth, which is why we formed as a community coalition. Under this framework, it’s also critical to our success that Healthy Teens engages other youth-serving organizations and that we undertake advocacy efforts to raise youth health visibility and youth access to information and services.

Health Education for Youth

We partner with local, state, and national organizations serving youth to provide engaging and interactive content for students on topics critical for youth health and well-being.

Health Advocacy for Youth

We lead and partner with efforts at the national, state, and local level to advocate for youth health with elected officials, policymakers, and leaders.

Education About Youth Health for Professionals

We hold regularly scheduled professional development and community health education presentations on the latest information and initiatives to improve local youth health and well-being.

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