PATCH Coulee Region
PATCH Teen Educators are high school students, who are passionate about improving adolescent health care experiences. Their main role is to deliver PATCH educational workshops, although they are often asked to be involved in other PATCH efforts. Teen Educators participate in an intensive, in-person training at the beginning of the program year and continue their learning through bi-monthly, group enrichment meetings. They are paid for actively participating in meetings and other PATCH-approved activities throughout the year. Being a PATCH Teen Educator is a 9-month commitment. As a part of this experience, youth become expert presenters, powerful storytellers, and reliable resources for their peers.
Meet the 2020-2021 Teen Educator Team!
Hello, I’m AJ. My pronouns are they/them and I will be a Senior at La Crescent High School. I enjoy embroidery, making earrings, painting, listening to music, and talking with friends. I joined PATCH to help have a positive impact on other teens in the healthcare system and improve the system to better fit our needs. I also joined to help reduce and erase the stigma around mental illness.
Hi! My name is Ava and I am a sophomore at Central High School. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a competitive swimmer and I love to read. This is my first year in PATCH and I hope to educate more teens and providers about how to create healthy and trusting relationships.
Hello! My name is Carlie and I'm a senior at Onalaska highschool. My pronouns are she/ her/ hers. I enjoy reading, writing, and anything related to art or music. This is my second year at PATCH and I hope to be able to better educate teens on how to use their voices and rights for their personal healthcare.
Hi! My name is Julia and I’m a student at Central High School. I use she/her pronouns and I’ll be a senior this year! I’m involved in the Health Science Academy, president of my school’s Interact Club, and a member of three varsity sports. During my time at PATCH, I want to continue to educate teens about their right to quality confidential care.
My name is Lauren, I am 14 years old, I am a Freshman at Logan High School, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. My hobbies are downhill ski racing, volleyball, and writing. I joined PATCH because I want to help influence and educate other teenagers to be more open and honest with their healthcare providers.
Hi, my name is Marty (he/him). I am a senior at Central High School. One fun fact about me is I used to be a film actor. This will be my second year in PATCH. I joined PATCH because of my interest in health and the PATCH message.
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New PATCH Teen Educators are hired every year!
Applications are closed for the 2020/2021 program year. Any applications received after the June 22nd deadline will be considered for the next year.
Hi! I am Molly. I am a senior at Logan High School. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I am an artist who loves to sing, dance, act and create. I spend a lot of time reading and watching films. This is my third year with PATCH and I joined because I wanted to expand my voice and be a representation for kids and teens who are DHH or have had a transplant.
Hi my name is Norah, I’m 16 and a junior at Central High school and I use she/her/hers pronouns. A fun fact about me is that my family has moved around the country 8 different times. I joined PATCH because I want to be a resource for myself and others in the community.
Hey! My name is Liv, I use they/them pronouns, and I am a Junior at Onalaska High School. I love art, any music related activities, writing, and activism. I joined PATCH for the opportunity to expand my knowledge on the health related side of teen issues but also because, as a teen, I think it is very important to feel comfortable with your health provider.