Healthy Teen Network

Rating: 4.83 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Health, Human Services, Reproductive Rights

Location: 509 Second St Ne Washington DC 20002 USA

Mission: HTN's mission is to provide leadership, education, training, information, advocacy, resources and support to professional individuals and organizations in the field of adolescent health, with an emphasis on teen pregnancy, pregnancy prevention and teen parenting.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Healthy Teen Network has been part of my professional life for more than 15 years. In that time, I have been associated with the organization and its stellar staff in multiple ways:
1) a member
2) a donor
3) part of a group of peers who received professional development support
4) part of an organization that participated in a federal cooperative agreement bringing Healthy Teen Network training and technical assistance to constituents in our state
5) part of the Public Policy Committee
6) a collaborative partner on funding proposals
7) a presenter at Healthy Teen Network conferences
8) part of the Board of Directors.

Healthy Teen Network has a strong reputation in the fields of adolescent sexual health promotion and healthy youth development (and maybe others). They consistently deliver high quality materials and training, and push the curve on thinking about what young people need to succeed. While they are allies with other national organizations, they are unique in that they also listen and respond to the needs of state and local-level professionals. I have always trusted them - they have young people's best interests in mind, and do everything in their power to ensure the adults in young people's lives are well-equipped to work with them in productive ways. They have a presence in national policy-making circles, and the communication tools to inform the field about important policy developments. They are adept at working cross-culturally, and their staff and Board reflect their commitment to walking the talk of diversity and inclusion.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Develop the means to support more state-level organizations, territories and tribal nations with training, technical assistance and capacity-building.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

Healthy Teen Network is making a significant impact in the lives of adolescents through their unwavering advocacy, training & technical assistance, and national capacity building work. As a leader in the field of pregnancy prevention and teen parent support for the past 35 years, they have made noteworthy contributions towards improving the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of youth, including shifting the paradigm for parenting youth to lead happy, healthy, and successful lives. The annual HTN conference is the must attend event of the year for youth serving professionals to come together, increase skills, and build networks and collaborations.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

I am amazed at the energy and scope of services provided by the Healthy Teen Network. Their efforts both support teens and those who work with teens, especially the most vulnerable of our youth. By supporting teens sexual health and teens who parent, Healthy Teen Network advocates for inclusivity, knowledge, and personal power. Their efforts are creative and meet teens where they are! As the next generation of responsible and productive adults, teens need all the support we can provide them. Healthy Teen Network is one of the few such resources to ensure a happy and healthy tomorrow. I have been consistently inspired by their efforts.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding such that they can continue and expand their great work!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Healthy Teen Network is on the cutting edge of adolescent sexual health. The organization provides conferences, training, resources, and advocacy geared toward ensuring that all young people have access to information and resources they need to live healthy, successful lives. In my work with HTN (I have been a Board member since 2009 and a member since 2002), I have always found the Board and staff to be dedicated to providing excellent services to those who work with adolescents. The organization is run with integrity and responsibility, and is committed to using innovative and effective tools to fulfill its mission.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been invovled with Healthy Teen Network since 2002, when I attended my first conference. Their trainings and conferences are always excellent, and the resources they provide are useful and very relevant to the work I do. I was so impressed with the organization that I volunteered to become a member of their Board of Directors, which has been a very good experience for me!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own professional development, and by using the materials they create in my advocacy work, trainings, and as a resrouce for writing grants and reports on adolescent health.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand services so more people could take advantage of them.

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

HTN provides incredibly valuable services and research to professionals working with teens in the area of pregnancy and parenting. A most important set of issues for today's youth. A most professional organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

A fantastic organization, providing most-needed support to professionals and agencies in this most important area, supporting pregnant and parenting teens. This includes providing training to professionals working in state and local agencies, for example.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Success seen in adults who got support as teen parents from HTM members and who now lead responsible, productive lives and who contribute to their communities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help find more sources of funding.

Rating: 4 stars  

This organization has a highly commited Board and Staff.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Update mission to respond to the changing geopolitical and economic landscape for U.S. social policies.

Rating: 4 stars  

This organization has a highly commited Board and Staff.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Update mission to respond to the changing geopolitical and economic landscape for U.S. social policies.

Rating: 5 stars  

Healthy Teen Network continues to amaze and impress with the outstanding leadership and direction they provide in the areas of pregnant and parenting teens and adolescent health. The organization has a core of devoted and determined all-stars who advocate for a pure purpose. I am beyond proud to be associated with HTN.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the effects of the organiztion on national policy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a more effective way of promoting the purpose and burnishing the brand of the organization.

Rating: 5 stars  

Healthy Teen Network is an amazing organization They not only talk the talk but they also walk the walk. Healthy Teen Network is devoted to making a difference in the lives of teens and young families. It is a national organization focused on adolescent health and well-being with an emphasis on teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, and teen parenting.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my local area, southeastern Massachusetts,there are many teen parents who have benefited from the legislative and policy development of HTN's work on the Hill.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make HTN one of everyone's top three organizations to support financially.

Rating: 5 stars  

Have been a board member for 5 years and have been deeply impressed that HTN is a leading vocie in parenting teens and teen pregnancy prevention. While the latter has many needed voices, the former is really a niche that HTN has appropriately and expertly filled.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Serving as a Board Member and supporting the organization and its staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Gather many foundations to support this organization.

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