PATCH La Crosse

Serving all western Wisconsin communities


Working together to improve health care experiences

for youth in our community.

At PATCH La Crosse we are passionate about improving adolescent health care experiences and, since 2018, we've been working directly with youth and health care professionals to do just that! 

Each year, 10-12 high school students are hired as Teen Educators to lead educational workshops with peers and health care professionals.


These youth experts are responsible for cultivating open and honest dialogue about adolescent health and prove that young voice do matter, because THEY are the experts.

Now Hiring Teen Educators!

Join the PATCH La Crosse Team!

Applications Still Open!

Meet the 2020-2021 Teen Educator Team!

Eliot, 17

Hello, I’m Eliot. 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.

Ava, 15

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.

Carlie, 17

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.

Harper, 14

My name is Harper, I am 14 years old and a freshman at Central High School. My pronouns are she/her. I love to play tennis, go hiking, traveling, and my dog Moshi. This is my first year in PATCH and I would love to help teens better connect with their health providers.

Julia, 17

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.

Lauren, 14

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.

Marty, 17

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.

Molly, 17

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.

Norah, 16

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.

Contact PATCH La Crosse Staff

We'd love to chat!

Our Site Coordinators, Angela & Brogan, can be reached at or by calling 608.881.8819.  


Thanks to Our Supporters!

Our work would not be possible without the support from individuals, organizations, and businesses in our community! From donating time and energy to money and materials we simply couldn't do it without these people! You can show your support by joining our Community Advisory Team, Donating to PATCH, or even scheduling a workshop!

Community Advisory Team

The Community Advisory Team is a group of volunteer community members who provide ongoing support and oversight to local Program Sites. Current members include:

Karolee Behringer | Planned Parenthood of La Crosse

Kelli Cornett | Planned Parenthood of La Crosse

Erin Gutowski | Gundersen Health System

Sarah Johnson | YMCA Community Teen Center

Jennifer Kleven | Gundersen Health System

Keely Rees | UW-La Crosse Health Education

Bethany Their | Better Together

Financial Support & Donations