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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2022 Presenting Sponsor

We are incredibly proud to announce Neal Communities as our Presenting Sponsor for 2022! Southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, has made a $10,000 donation to invest in our mission and help our youth build their own futures.
“Healthy Teens gives young people skills to have successful, healthy adult lives,” said Charlene Neal, president of Charlene Neal PureStyle and vice president of design at Neal Communities. “It’s an honor for us to be able to support its meaningful mission.”
“The future of our region will be shaped by our young people, so we want to help give them every tool possible to ensure their success,” said Pat Neal, founder and chairman of Neal Communities.

2022 Advocate Sponsor

Legler, Murphy, & Battaglia has generously funded Healthy Teens Coalition 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 throughout the community for over 10 years.

2022 Mentor Sponsors

Tommy and Ingrid Green become Mentor-level sponsors for 2022 through their donation in honor of Hilton Hudson, a Teen Health Educator currently in his senior year at Out of Door Academy.

 

We are excited to announce Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County as a Healthy Teens Mentor- Level Sponsor for 2022!

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.
 
Interim CEO Darrell King shares, “we are proud to support Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County as a 2022 Corporate Partner, knowing they do so much good in our county by providing critical health, life skills, and education to local young people.”

2022 Supporter Sponsor

Landes Emergency Training Services (L.E.T.S.) has become a Supporter-level sponsor for Healthy Teens.
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.

Grants and Foundations

Manatee County’s Children Services Board grants have been the bedrock that on which our Teen Health Educator program has developed. Their funding has allowed the program to grow to over 50 youth educators, who had an impact on over 1,500 of their peers for the 2020-2021 grant cycle.

Manatee Community Foundation has been a crucial supporter of the Young Adult Leaders program since 2019. This grant has made possible the further development of former Teen Health Educator, to continue leadership training and mentoring of their peers, as Young Adult Leaders.

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

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund granted Healthy Teens Coalition funds to reach out to youth in the Lakewood Ranch community for tutoring, mentoring, and education in combating Covid-19 among young people. The grant allowed for reaching 500 young people, offering support during this time of quarantine from school and friends.

In 2021 Sarasota Strong, along with Hope Works collaborated with Healthy Teens in the Trauma Leadership Corps, a project to train a group of Healthy Teen Educators and Young Adult Leaders in trauma response. 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.

The 2021 Selby Foundation grant awarded to Healthy Teens Coalition afforded us the ability to update critical technical needs, including a new website and purchasing i-Pads for remote programming. In addition, Healthy Teens was able to purchase webcams and headphones, which allowed for transition to online training for the Teen Health Educators and their peers.

Michael Saunders Foundation has repeatedly 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 has partnered with Healthy Teens Coalition with a grant to support the Teen Health Educator program.

Tobacco Free Florida has offered support to the Healthy Teen Coalition for over two years 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 of Merrill Lynch, has generously funded Healthy Teens since 2016, through donations and sponsorships. This funding has allowed HTC 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 been a supporter during the last two fund-raising events for Healthy Teens. This support has allowed for the Teen Health Educator Program to grow and develop, both in Manatee and Sarasota counties

The Law Offices of David W. Wilcox has shared support with 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 continued to support the Healthy Teen Coalition since 2019. Their donations have allowed Healthy Teens the ability to build leadership skills training projects for our Healthy Teen Educators.

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

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