Teen Health Educators

Through our award-winning flagship program, we extensively train selected high school students (9th-12th grades) about critical youth health issues. The Teen Health Educators then work in small teams, supervised by an adult leader, to provide peer education and peer mentoring throughout the community and state with a special focus on helping vulnerable youth.  

Priorities are set on an annual basis after examining the current major issues facing youth. Topics for education include mental health, trauma, sexually transmitted diseases, healthy relationships, bullying, social media safety, and substance abuse.

At least once or twice a year, we open up the Teen Health Educator program to new applicants. See the flyer below for more information about our program, and sign-up to our emails to receive the latest news, including on when applications will next open.

Applications are closed!

With our training about to start, we have closed applications now. However, if you are interested in hearing more about when applications open again, please use the Contact Us page to let us know and we’ll add you to the list.

If you’re about to start your training (yay!), initial Teen Health Educator training will take place:

 Every Wednesday evening, 5-7pm from

September 7th to October 12th inclusive (six weeks) at 

Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 (close to Interstate 75).

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