Youth Health Awards 2022

What if I told you…

You could join 200 community leaders, organizations, and families to celebrate efforts to promote and empower the health of our youth? Well you can, and tickets are live now!

On Wednesday May 11, 2022 Healthy Teens will host the Youth Health Awards 2022, presented by Neal Communities! We can’t wait to celebrate all the AMAZING work that goes on in our community to support our incredible young people.

Join us to honor the individuals and organizations who do so much to protect youth health and empower them to make healthier choices. Celebrate individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to youth health outcomes since the start of the pandemic.

Meet our new team of fully trained Teen Health Educators and hear about all they have achieved. Hear from and say thank you with us to our departing high school seniors, for all their hard work while serving as a Teen Health Educator.

Tickets are $25 and available to book here. Reservations close April 29, 2022.

Appetizers and drinks will be served. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please email for more information.

May 11, 2022, from 5.00-7.00 PM

Manatee Technical College
6305 SR70 E, 
Bradenton, FL, 34203

Thank you to our incredible sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Catering sponsor

AV sponsor

Program sponsor – apply now!

Now announcing the winners!

Come join us to celebrate with the 2022 Youth Health Award winners!

In addition to these amazing honorees, we will be recognizing many other individuals and organizations who do amazing things. We’ll also highlight the work of our amazing Teen Health Educators! We believe you will be left inspired by how much incredible good is being done in our community, and ready to help make a difference yourself.

Business of the Year – Clancy’s Irish Bar and Grill!

Over the last 14 years, Clancy’s annual New Year’s Day event, the Shamrock Shiver, has raised over $350,000 for local nonprofits including Healthy Teens. This year’s event alone raised over $56,000, a new record! Hear more on the night about why Clancy’s choose to do this and support their community in this amazing way.

Youth Empowerment Award (Organization) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

The reputation of the Boys and Girls Club in helping young people achieve their goals is incredible. They provide children a safe place for them to learn and grow, life-enhancing programs, character building experiences, hope and opportunity. Come and learn more about the partnerships that they are developing to serve teens in a variety of ways, including through after-school and summer programs led by Healthy Teens.

Youth Empowerment Award (Individual) – Chaplain Kelvin Foster

Chaplain Foster serves as a volunteer chaplain for numerous organizations, including HCA Florida Blake Hospital Trauma Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital, and North River Fire District. He is also the Regional Disaster Spiritual Advisor for Central and SW Florida with the American Red Cross, and a volunteer sexual assault advocate for Centerstone’s Sexual Assault and Trauma Services team. Amongst all this he also made time to mentor with numerous organizations serving youth, including AMI Kids Manatee, Take Stock in Children Manatee, Visible Men Academy and Lee Middle School. Join us to learn more about what drives Chaplain Foster to make such a difference in our community over so many years.


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