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.
Review from Guidestar
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.
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.
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.
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!
Review from Guidestar
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have known HTN since around 1999, when the were still NOAPPP. They put on a great annual conference that is really without peer as a regular venue for getting evidence-based programming for teens into the hands (and hearts and minds) of the actual educators who work with teens everyday. These conferences and many other resources also reach policy makers, managers, funders, and researchers. I've since served on their board and think they are a