Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County was planning to hold a party to celebrate its tenth anniversary. The pandemic required to group to go back to the drawing board. They decided to hold a virtual birthday party instead.
Healthy Teens Event
The party will culminate with a livestream to take place on September 10, from 6 – 6:45 p.m. The entertaining evening will include all of the elements of an in-person party. The event includes making a signature Birthday Berry Mojito signature cocktail and features live entertainment from students of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation. A basket of premium wine will be awarded on-air as a door prize. The winner’s name drawn from the list of donors.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday party without gifts. Donations accepted HERE. The amount of the gift is up to the giver, but HTC is asking for donations that would equal the cost of tickets, a bottle of wine, a new outfit, etc.
Teen Health Education
Monies raised will help HTC continue its work providing teen health education and mentoring to at-risk youth. The organization covers Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Every year, the organization provides over seven weeks of training to a group of committed youth leaders who serve as Teen Health Educators. These teenagers and young adults make presentations on a variety of health issues, as well as topics such as interviewing skills, public speaking, and teamwork. They are currently leading community efforts to reduce COVID-19 rates among youth.
Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County was founded in 2010 by Mary Ann Legler, who is a nurse practitioner with over 35 years of working with young people.
Photo from Healthy Teens Coalition