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Serving all southcentral Wisconsin communities


About PATCH Madison

Since 2010 PATCH Madison has been eagerly working to improve adolescent health and health care experiences!

Madison, Wisconsin is our home base, but we are proud to hire a diverse team of Teen Educators each year from the areas surrounding Madison and Dane County1


 We are working hard to reach as many providers and teens as possible across south central Wisconsin and look forward to working with you! 

Meet the 2020-2021 Teen Educator Team!

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Alex, 15

Hello! My name is Alex and I’m sophomore at Horizon High School. I use she/her/hers pronouns. I grew up in Rochester, MN and I have lived in the Madison area for about a year. I’m really interested in most things involving physical arts as well as culinary arts. I joined PATCH because I have personally had a lot of negative experiences with my healthcare and I want to do whatever I can to better my own healthcare experiences as well as the experiences of all other teens.

Anecia, 17

My name is Anecia, I’m 17 and a senior at LaFollette Highschool. I’m very passionate about advocating for youth and making sure our voices are heard and we’re acknowledged especially when it comes to healthcare.

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Eli, 17

Hi, my name is Eli and I’m 17 years old. I use they/them pronouns. I’m currently a senior at Clark Street Community School, you can often catch me reading in my free time. The reason I joined PATCH is because I want to be a voice that can incite change for marginalized groups that face discrimination in the the healthcare system.

Dinah, 14

Hi I'm Dinah. I use she/her/hers pronouns. And I'm home schooled! 

Grace, 18

Hi, my name is Grace, my pronouns are she/her, and I’m a senior at Edgewood High School. I love all things music and acting, I have two moms, and I want to be either an actress or a lawyer when I grow up. I joined PATCH because of my mostly negative childhood experience with healthcare, my goal is to help prevent that from happening to other kids.

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Henry, 16

Hi! I’m Henry. I use he/him/his pronouns, and I’m a junior at Madison West High School. I’ve lived in Madison my whole life, and have grown to love playing tennis and learning about the science in our world. I joined PATCH to advocate for other teens and to help teens advocate for themselves in order to improve their healthcare experiences.

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Izze, 17

Hello! My name is Isabel and I'm a senior in high school, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I enjoy watching stand-up comedy and I want to be a comedian one day. I joined PATCH because I had a negative experience with a healthcare provider and I want to help prevent others from having negative experiences as well.

Jayvyn, 17

Hey, my name is Jayvyn or Jay, I'm 17 years old, and a junior at Middleton High School. I use he/him pronouns. I absolutely love to try new foods, on top of experiencing anything outside of American culture. I joined PATCH because I want to help those that aren't able to receive the proper health care they deserve, and help people advocate for themselves.

Jesse, 16

Hello my name is Jesse, i go to lafollette high school, and I go by he/him pronouns.

I love playing sports, preferably Track And Field. I watch lots of shows in my free time. I have many passions and goals. I want to become an anesthesiologist, a type of doctor. I joined PATCH because I aspire to take many internships and programs that involve health and PATCH felt like a good fit!!

Merritt, 16

My name is Merritt, I use she/her pronouns, and I go to West High School in Madison. I have two cats, and I play the violin. I joined PATCH to advocate for my peers and help doctor-patient interactions.

Naomi, 14

Hi my name is Naomi! I am 14 years old and I am a freshman at Madison East High School. I use she/her pronouns. I grew up in Madison, and really enjoy playing the piano and hanging out with my dog. I joined PATCH because I wanted to make it easier for teens to access health services by themselves and report injustices in a more efficient manner.

Shanyce, 18

Hi, my name is Shanyce I go to Sun Prairie West High School as a senior. And my pronouns are she/they. I am Jamaican American with a passion for writing and learning about all different types of wonderful people in our world. In addition my favorite game to play on my free time is Animal Crossing New Horizon. I joined PATCH in the hopes of representing the marginalized groups I fall under and help to provide the right information to my community and others.

Contact PATCH Madison Staff

We'd love to talk to you!

Jay is ready to answer your questions about: workshops, Teen Educator applications, joining the Community Advisory Team, or anything else!

E-mail us at Or, give us a call 608.344.2701.

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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 PATCH Madison. Current members include:

Anne Marie Bell

Margo DeNuccio | Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Melissa Her | Public Health Madison Dane County

Tim Markle | Waisman Center

Lucas Moore 

Shawn Koval | UW Health

Shefaali Sharma, MD | Madison Women's Health

TeKema Balentine

Financial Support & Donations

We especially thank the following organizations for their support of food,  space, or resources during the 2021-2022 program year.  


Banzo, Einstein Bagel BrosGlass Nickel PizzaIan’s PizzaRoman CandleTrader Joe's, UW Health, WEA Trust, and Willy Street Co-Op.

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