Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc
120 40TH STREET CT NW
BRADENTON FL 34209-2046
Mission
Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County'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 2018
State Registration Exempt May 2021
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $52,060.00
Projected Expenses $53,036.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
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.

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 reaching more than 1,000 students.

Goal: Expand Teen Health Educators training offerings.

The First Annual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Ceremony was held as the culmination of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month in May 2013.
Goal: Increase community members, leaders, stakeholders and kids/parents attendance at the event  to build further visibility around Teen Pregnancy Prevention, nationally and locally.
Needs Statement

1. 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

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 Assistance

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 240 individuals from 75 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 $12,425
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, teen pregnancy prevention curriculum, will be used to track success.

Program Success Examples

 

This is the third year for this program which began in Spring 2014. 100% 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 nine month. 40% of the original students have remained engaged after graduation. Ten additional students have joined the group in 2017. 

 

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.

 The goal for this program is to annually updating elected officials, local leaders and media on the status of teen pregnancy and the progress towards teen pregnancy reduction.

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

Each year HTC speaks to four local governments, publishes articles and engages hundreds of professional and community members in our Teen Pregnancy Prevention activities.

Long Term Success

 

Only five years old, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards Ceremony has grown to over 100 attendees, including attendance by 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

Over one hundred community leaders, teen advocates and concerned citizens attended the 2017 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awards. METV filmed the event which was broadcasted on public access.

Description

Led by an experienced male therapist with expertise in working with at-risk adolescent males, this therapeutic mentoring group uses a weekly group format, as well as a carefully structured and safe social media format, to therapeutically mentor and assist boys (ages 12-19) who are at higher risk for risky behaviors, including gangs, substance abuse, teen parenting, and intimate relationship violence. The program focuses on helping boys build on their personal strengths to: Learn to appreciate their unique appearance and talents; Give encouragement to themselves and each other to succeed; Learn problem-solving and assertiveness skills; Learn how to respect their bodies and stay safe; Plan for the future and set long-term goals for education and careers.

Budget $12,250
Category Education, General/Other School Health Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Males
Short Term Success

Following the first full year of Go Guyz, over 50% of adolescent males who attended Go Guyz decreased risky behavior and increased positive behaviors of increased school attendance and better grades.

Long Term Success Boys in the Go Guyz Therapeutic Mentoring Program will increase success in school and family lives and decrease risky behaviors as measured by school attendance, grades, disciplinary action, and parent/guardian statements.
Program Success Monitoring

Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals. Success is monitored by Go Guyz leader's notes and interviews with school administrators, parents and the individual boys in each group.

Program Success Examples

Consistently 50% of adolescent males who attended Go Guyz decreased risky behavior and increased positive behaviors of increased school attendance and better grades.

Description

Led by a female, masters prepared therapist whose expertise is working with adolescent girls, this structured group therapy program meets weekly to assist girls who are at high risk for teen pregnancy and other risky behaviors. The program focuses on helping girls build their personal strengths to: Learn to appreciate their unique appearance and talents; Give encouragement to themselves and each other to succeed; Learn problem-solving and assertiveness skills; Learn how to respect their bodies and stay safe; Plan for the future and set long-term goals for education and careers.

Budget $15,000
Category Education, General/Other School Health Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Females
Short Term Success

Following the first two years of the Go Grrrls program, over 90% of girls decreased risky behavior and increased positive behaviors of increased school attendance, better grades, and goal-directed behavior.

Long Term Success

Girls in the Go Grrrls Therapeutic Mentoring Program will increase success in school and family lives and decrease risky behaviors as measured by school attendance, grades, disciplinary action, and parent/guardian statements.

Program Success Monitoring

Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals. Success is monitored by Go Grrrls leader's notes and interviews with school administrators, parents and the individual girls in each group.

Program Success Examples

100% of the Go Grrrls attendees, other than those teens who were already pregnant or parenting at the time they joined Go Grrrls, report that they did not have a teen pregnancy. Over 50% of the girls began a new, positive, goal-directed extracurricular activity.

Description

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County partners with the School District of Manatee County to provide engaging presentations on teen health topics including self-esteem, positive roles and behavior, persons living with HIV, and the realities of teen parenting.

In addition, Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County provides registered nurses/health educators specially trained in teen health education and Internet safety to staff the School District’s Prevention on Wheels Bus retrofitted school bus with laptop computer stations in which students learn medically accurate, credible information through a guided web quest to various teen health websites.

Budget $10,655
Category Education, General/Other School Health Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Program has expanded into 14 separate school sites.

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 the In School Health Education classes/Presentations provided by Healthy Teens Coalition.

Program Success Monitoring

This program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals. Pre and post surveys are administered through the It’s yoUR Choice program which will be used to track success as well as number of students served.

Program Success Examples

During the 2016 school year the It’s yoUR Choice program has served 1,034 students.

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 12
Volunteers 30
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

 

 

HTC is fortunate to partner with many non-profit organizations providing complementary services to youth in the county, as well as the school district, and some county government agencies. HTC’s active membership is comprised of 28 organizations that support our mission. While our work supports each other, no other entity in Manatee County is dedicated to specifically addressing the issue of teen pregnancy prevention and its myriad of contributing factors.

 

HTC Member Organizations include: HTC Member Organizations include: Amerigroup; Coldwell Banker; Centerstone; Manatee County Gov't; Dept. of Health; Dept. of Juvenile Justice; Drug Free Manatee; Early Learning Coalition; Family Partnership Center; Family Resources; Florida Clinical Research Center; First Presbyterian Church; HOPE Family Services; Healthy Start Manatee; Manatee Children's Services; Manatee School District; MTC Adult Ed.; Pace Center for Girls; Palmetto Youth Academy; Pathways Christian Fellowship; Planned Parenthood; Safe Children Coalition; Sarasota YMCA; Suncoast Blood Bank; Teenage Parent Program (TAPP); UnidosNow; Whole Child Manatee; YMCA.

 

 


 

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
Comments
Multi-Media Comments by Organization Created by METV
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
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 66
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Youth
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $52,060.00
Projected Expenses $53,036.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently 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 Year201620152014
Program Expense$43,571$26,474$21,126
Administration Expense$4,248$4,736$1,061
Fundraising Expense$0$0$3
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.911.371.73
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%85%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$61,916$58,064$39,832
Current Assets$61,916$58,064$39,832
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$22,418$14,031$7,300
Total Net Assets$39,498$44,033$32,532
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $31,373Government Grants - Unspecified $28,531Government Grants - Unspecified $33,210
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $6,376Contributions, gifts, grants $7,415Contributions, gifts, grants $4,780
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $5,535Foundation & Corporate Support $4,845Indirect Public Support $431
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.764.145.46
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
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 34209 2046
Phone 941 932-1137

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. 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-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.