Work with PATCH
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 ($100 stipend upon completion) and continue their learning through bi-monthly, group enrichment meetings. They are paid $12/hour 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.
Teen Educator Application Now Open
Applications due by July 15th, to be considered for the 2020-2021 school year.
PATCH stands for Providers and Teens Communicating for Health. We believe that for YOU (and other teens) to be your best self, you should be able to have open and honest conversations with a trusted health care provider. But for many, this often isn't the case. That's why PATCH exists! We want to make sure that ALL youth are able to get the health care they need and deserve.
In this program, we rely on YOU to be the expert and share what you know about being a teen, like:
- What are your/your peer's concerns about health care?
- What are the things that make you like or dislike a health care provider?
- How much do you or your friends know about your health care rights as a teen?
Teen Educators gain valuable leadership and advocacy experience, improved communication and presentation skills, access to interesting and up-to-date health information, and an opportunity to use their voice to create statewide change. Being a Teen Educator is paid job and also an impressive accomplishment to include on college applications and job resumes.
Job Description with more details to come soon.
Dates and times of interviews and Teen Educator Training still being determined. Reach out to the PATCH Site Coordinator if you are concerned about any conflicts.