Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc
120 40TH STREET CT NW
BRADENTON FL 34209-2046
Mission
Healthy Teens Coalition's (HTC) mission is to reduce risky behaviors by providing teens with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mary Ann Legler
Board Chair Affiliation School District of Manatee County
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2011
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2017
State Registration Yes Apr 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $52,795.00
Projected Expenses $46,513.00
Impact Statement

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. (HTC), was launched in 2010 as a community-wide response to the persistently high teen birth rates in the county and, since then, as a volunteer-led coalition, has successfully implemented programs and activities to address the teen birth rate issue.

Each month HTC sponsors a Membership Program consisting of professional development, community engagement and awareness. General meetings are filled with discussion, presentations and information sharing for service providers and concerned community members. Over the past year HTC's membership has grown to 173 individuals.

Goal: Increase member and number of agencies.

Understanding the power of peer mentors, HTC launched the Teen Health Educator Program in 2014 to train a select group of teen leaders to serve as peer educators focused on migrant farm workers and minority teen populations to reduce high risk behaviors including dating violence , pregnancy and STDs. This year the Teen Health Educators will conduct 100 educational sessions.

Goal: Expand Teen Health Educators training offerings.

In September of 2015 the Teen Parent GED Project was added. This collaborative partnership with North River Care Pregnancy Center, Manatee Technical College and Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County focuses on teen parents attaining their GED. The program provides GED preparation with a certified teacher, GED testing, case management, life skills, counseling and child care assistance, all guided by the appropriate professionals. Since its inception the Teen Parent GED Project has graduated six young parents.

Goal: Increase classroom size for comfort and to serve more young moms. Eliminate waiting list by securing funding for GED testing related fees.

The First Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Ceremony was held as the culmination of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May 2013.
Goal: Expand nominations in each of the 4 categories (adult, agency, teen, elected official) in 2016.
Needs Statement

. Support for the Teen Health Educator Program - Each training series costs $2,000

2. Sponsorship of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month activities $3,000

3. Donated food, drinks, plaques and funding for the Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Reception $2,000

4. Full Time Program Coordinator - HTC currently operates as an all-volunteer, working Board, so to continue advancing the work of the organization effectively will require a paid staff person - $48,000

5. GED testing fees for the Teen Parent GED Project is a minimum of four sections at $32.00 per section and enrollment fees of $65.00 which total $193 per student. The need for a Florida ID depends on each student. Many do not have ID’s.

Background Statement

Healthy Teens Coalition was created 2010 when a group of community agencies, professionals, and citizens whose primary concern was the health and well-being of teens in Manatee County began meeting. Their focus was the high rate of teen pregnancy in Manatee County. Receiving its' nonprofit status in 2011 HTC quickly began work engaging young people, parents, community leaders, and policymakers to ensure that Manatee County's youth have access to the tools, education, and information that will equip them to make healthy, informed decisions, leading to a positive future.

The Healthy Teens Coalition aims to empower vulnerable youth to prevent initial pregnancy, as well as to equip teen parents to delay subsequent pregnancies until they are self sufficient adults.


Data shows that teen childbearing is associated with negative outcomes for both mother and baby. Children born to teen parents have an increased risk of low birth weight and developmental delays. As they grow up, they are more likely to drop out of school, become teen parents themselves, and experience homelessness. According to a Florida Kids Count report, Florida Young Mothers, “...unintended pregnancies to mothers in their early 20s carry noteworthy consequences similar to those experienced by teen mothers.” The report recommends including 18-24 year old mothers in teen birth data analyses because “their outcomes are not necessarily better than those of younger teen mothers.”


Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. provides a full range of services that include (see detailed description below)

Direct Services:

• In-School Classes

• Therapeutic Mentoring Groups

• Teen Parent Internships

• Teen Health Educators

• Teen Parent GED Project

 

Advocacy Services:

In addition to providing direct services, Healthy Teens Coalition raises awareness through advocacy in the community through such mechanisms as:

• Proclamations presented to local governments

• Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Ceremony

Public education on teen health issues through Healthy Teens Coalition’s website and social media platforms, letters to the editor, media releases, and presentations to community groups

• Teen Health Services Advocacy in Manatee County

• Monthly open member meetings with education on local teen health issues

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Manatee County, FL
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County is dedicated to promoting healthy, responsible behavior in Manatee County youth through our partnerships with the community. We are comprised of a grassroots group of over 170 individuals and close to 50 nonprofit social service agencies, community-based health providers, the county school district, county government, and faith-based entities. We strive to engage young people, parents, community leaders, and policy-makers in our efforts to ensure that Manatee County's youth have access to the tools, education and information that will equip these local youth to make healthy, informed decisions and lead to a positive future for them.

Programs
Description

The Teen Health Educator Program launched in early 2014 to train a selected group of youth leaders to serve as peer educators to teens and parents about teen health issues, including bullying, peer pressure, sexting and social media safety, teen dating violence, pregnancy prevention, sexually transmitted diseases, nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Bilingual teen health educators provide programs to parents and peers who are speakers of other languages.

  • Students between the ages of 15-24 are eligible to apply to be Teen Health Educators.

  • Equips teens and young adults to be peer health educators.

  • Upon completing all training for the Teen Health Educator program, Teen Health Educators will be certified by health and social service professionals.

  • Teen Health Educators receive community service hours, as well as incentives for meeting predetermined goals and presenting to teens parents, and community groups in Manatee County.

Budget $5,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Teens who receive training and become Teen Health Educators self-report, through results of pre and post surveys, that they have knowledge and skills to prevent teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted illnesses, and teen dating violence, and all state that they feel more empowered to make healthy life choices, as well as to educate peers and parents about teen health issues. None of the Teen Health Educators have had a teen pregnancy.

Long Term Success

Births to teen mothers and sexually transmitted illness will ultimately be reduced in those higher risk youth who receive health education from Teen Health Educators.


Program Success Monitoring

In addition to surveys and data collected on the Teen Health educators, pre and post surveys administered through the Manatee County School District’s It’s yoUR Choice Program will be used to track success.

Program Success Examples

This is the second year for this new program which began in Spring 2014. One hundred percent of the 12 Teen Health Educators who were selected in the first year met all participation criteria. In addition, 100% of the Teen Health Educators chose to continue their participation in the program after meeting their participation criteria of 9 months of service.

Description

 

The Teen Parent GED Project is a collaborative partnership with Manatee Technical College, Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and North River Care Pregnancy Center focusing on teen parents attaining their General Education Diploma, GED. This program provides TABE testing as a measurement of Basic Adult skills for GED preparation with a certified teacher, GED testing, case management, life skills, counseling and child care assistance. Tutoring is also provided after classroom hours to include test skills strategies and remedial instruction.

 

Budget $7,500
Category Education, General/Other Dropout Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success

The collaboration of the essential Manatee County agencies has been organized. Our immediate goal of securing a location, construction of lab classroom is complete and located at North River Care Pregnancy Center. We have approximately 15 computers and chairs donated by the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and DeVry University. Our start up flyers and fund raising drive are scheduled to be completed and circulated start by the end of August, 2015. An instructor has been assigned, by Manatee Technical College and started the GED/ABE program the second week of September 2015. We plan to enroll and maintain a classroom of 10-12 teen parents aged 16-24 seeking to improve their basic Adult Basic Education and/or ultimately pass the GED. Fund Raising is in progress.

Long Term Success

 

The collaboration of the essential Manatee County agencies has been organized. Our immediate goal of securing a location, construction of lab classroom is complete and located at North River Care Pregnancy Center. We have approximately 15 computers and chairs donated by the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County and DeVry University. Our start up flyers and fund raising drive are scheduled to be completed and circulated start by the end of August, 2015. An instructor has been assigned, by Manatee Technical College and started the GED/ABE program the second week of September 2015. We plan to enroll and maintain a classroom of 10-12 teen parents aged 16-24 seeking to improve their basic Adult Basic Education and/or ultimately pass the GED. Fund Raising is in progress.


 

Program Success Monitoring

Baseline academic assessment is included within the program with semester goals established and measured. No student is sent to take an exam without first taking a practice test. This insures that our students are ready to successfully pass the exam.

Exit Interviews collecting data, including Adult Basic Education Success, GED completion, Job placement and/or post-secondary job training will be monitored. Every student will be assessed for every 60 hours of classroom seat time.

 

Program Success Examples

 

12 out of 15 of our students will meet their projected goals.

Financial funding reserve will equal, at least, 2 years of funding for security.

Community support through donations and agency support continues, while added grant writing is successful. Additional support from two of our existing partners has allowed the GED Project to provide summer school classes. This prevents the summer slide from progress. And plans are being made to create a larger classroom for comfort and increased enrollment.

All students will be encouraged to improve at least one grade level academically, seek post-secondary education or training and/or secure employment as part of our agencies long term goal.

Future Funding will allow us to open a separate ABE classroom.

 

Description

In order to raise awareness about the issue and current status of teen pregnancy in Manatee County, Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County annually sponsors Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month during the month of May. Awareness activities include:

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Reception - Manatee County community leaders and citizens are recognized for their work to bring awareness to the issue of teen pregnancy and their efforts to reduce teen pregnancy.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Proclamations - Members of Healthy Teens Coalition present proclamations on the issue of teen pregnancy to local government officials.

 

Budget $3,500
Category Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

By May 2016, explore the feasibility of a photography or art exhibit in Manatee County secondary schools to raise awareness about the issue of teen pregnancy.

Long Term Success

Only four years old, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Ceremony has grown to over 100 attendees, including attendance by seven number of Manatee County elected officials and local annual media coverage. Manatee County Government has continued to fund teen pregnancy prevention programming. Without continued awareness provided by Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, community and local government financial and program support would be at great risk.

Program Success Monitoring

Program attendance records are kept, an annual review by the Healthy Teens Coalition Board of Directors is done after seeking anecdotal feedback from attendees and HTC members.

Program Success Examples

Proclamations were presented by Teen Health Educators and adult members of HTC at all local government meetings, including Bradenton City Council, Manatee County Commission, Palmetto City Council and the School Board of Manatee County. Coverage was received in the local newspaper with the letter from the Teen Parent Intern winning the May 2015 Letter of the Month for the Bradenton Herald. A new, updated teen pregnancy prevention PSA was produced by HTC in partnership with METV and debuted in several local and State venues, and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Reception grew in size and scope to over 100 attendees.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. works with community partners to implement evidence-based sexual health and pregnancy prevention strategies. We advocate, educate and support young people and adults who work with them to become leaders on teen pregnancy prevention and the needs of young parents, with an emphasis on bringing the voices of teens most at risk for too-early childbearing, as well as those already parenting, to the policy arena. Statistics are staggering regarding teens who are at higher risk for negative behaviors due to factors beyond their control including:

• Lower socioeconomic status

• Single parent homes (usually fatherless)

• Children who are born to teen parents

• 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

• 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.

Children living in a two-parent household with a poor relationship with their father are 68% more likely to smoke, drink or use drugs.


Teen pregnancy is at a much higher rate in the higher risk segment of the adolescent population.

Babies born to teens are more likely to be born at low birth weight, face health problems, and as they grow older, more likely to drop out of school, become teen parents themselves, and experience homelessness, juvenile delinquency and incarceration.

Gender specific therapeutic mentoring groups and peer education have been shown to decrease risks and increase positive outcomes.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 8
Volunteers 50
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations

Collaborations with School District of Manatee County, Realize Bradenton, Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, Manatee County Youth Commission, Hope Family Services, Florida Department of Health in Manatee County, Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County, Pace Center for Girls, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Inc., Centerstone Manatee, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Manatee County Government Children's Services, Manatee Children's Services, Insight Counseling, Inc., Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition, Manatee Technical College, Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, North River Care Pregnancy Center, Family Resources, My College Resource, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Central Florida; Just for Girls, Whole Child, YMCA, and the Manatee County Dept. of Juvenile Justice. Manatee Educational Television (METV), Family Resources Safe Place 2B Youth Shelter; and Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center.


External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Feature article on HTC's First Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention AwardsBradenton Herald2013
4th Annual Champions of Healthcare AwardsHerald Tribune2016
Proclamation for National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month,Manatee County School District2016
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Mary Ann Legler
Company Affiliation School District of Manatee County
Board Term Jan 2011 to Dec 2019
Board Chair Email malegler7@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Gary Hickerson First Benefits
Mary Ann Legler School District of Manatee County
Lisa Ramirez Healthy Start of Manatee County
Joan Tomeo School District of Manatee County
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 75
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Youth
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $52,795.00
Projected Expenses $46,513.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$26,474$21,126$11,904
Administration Expense$4,736$1,061$457
Fundraising Expense$0$3$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.371.731.39
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%95%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$58,064$39,832$16,239
Current Assets$58,064$39,832$16,239
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$14,031$7,300$0
Total Net Assets$44,033$32,532$16,239
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $28,531Government Grants - Unspecified $33,210Government Grants - Unspecified $8,437
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $7,415Contributions, gifts, grants $4,780Contributions, gifts, grants $7,250
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $4,845Indirect Public Support $431Fundraising $1,479
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.145.46--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited financial statements, as the nonprofit files Federal Form 990-N which does not include financial information.
Nonprofit Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc
Address 120 40TH STREET CT NW
BRADENTON , FL 2046
Phone 941 932-1137

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