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.
The Healthy Teens Coalition (HTC) is dedicated to reducing risky behaviors by providing Manatee County youth with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
Healthy Teens Coalition is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW. 800HELPFLA.COM REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ID#45-0990646