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 2019-2020 Teen Educator Team!
Hello, I’m Cole and I go to Bangor High School. I am motivated to help just about anyone. I hope by sharing my story, other people will feel inspired to open up about their struggles and seek help. I joined PATCH because I want to help teens connect and communicate with their health care providers.
My name is Julia, I am a junior at Central High School. I participate in three varsity sports, tons of clubs, and play in the Central Wind Ensemble! I am part of the PATCH Teen Educator team because I want to encourage healthcare providers have open and healthy dialogue with their teenage patients
My name is Marty and I’m a Junior from Central High School. I’ve always had a passion for helping others and am interested in working in the medical field. I became a Teen Educator because of the opportunity to educate others about safety while also giving teens the tools to educate others.
Hey! My name is Liv 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.
My name is Sidney and I’m a Senior at La Crescent-Hokah High School. I enjoy using my time to help others, and am involved in many advocacy programs and volunteer organizations. I believe that PATCH offers me a way to use my voice to inspire change within the healthcare system. I have many stories and ideas to share with providers and teens about how to make positive change.
My name is Thomas and I go to La Crescent High School. I participate in cross country, track, and theatre. In my free time I like to go for hikes, read a good book, or just relax with a nice cup of tea. I joined PATCH because I want to advocate for better health care experiences and help teens in our community reach their full potential.