PATCH MADISON

Serving all southcentral Wisconsin communities

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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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Ani, 18

Hi, I’m Ani! (She/they) I’m 18 and I go to Edgerton High school. I plan on doing something with art, writing, and advocacy in the future. I joined PATCH because being a resource about the health care rights we possess makes me a bit more hopeful that other teens can start getting the quality care they deserve 

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Carson, 18

Hi, my name is Carson - I use he/him/his pronouns. I am a senior at Middleton High School and this is my third year in PATCH.

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Daniel, 17

Hello, my name is Daniel, I use he/him/his pronouns, and I am a senior at Middleton High School. A fun fact about me is that I have two pet turtles, and my favorite show is either Chicago Med or Black Mirror. The reason I joined PATCH is because I wanted to be an asset for other teens by helping them navigate the healthcare system and improve their experiences."

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Dinah, 14

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

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Grace, 17

Hi, my name is Grace, my pronouns are she/her, and I’m a junior at Edgewood Hight 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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Hannah, 17

Hey, my name is Hannah. I use she/ they pronouns. I’m 17 year old senior at MATC/ West. Some interesting things about me are that I have three dogs and two snakes and love all animals. I’m super social and enjoy find happiness in the smallest of things such as a good cup of coffee or the changing colors in the trees. I joined patches because I’ve had a difficult experience with the healthcare system and wanted to make a change so that we as teens can get the health care we need and deserve. 

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Isabel, 16

Hello! My name is Isabel and I'm a junior in high school, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I enjoy watching stand-up comedy and I want to be a lawyer 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.

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Jayvyn, 16

Hey, my name is Jayvyn or Jay, I'm 16 years old, and a sophomore 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.

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Laci, 17

Hi, I'm Laci. I am 17 years old and a senior at Stoughton High School. I use she/her/hers pronouns. I love music - I am in a female acapella group through school and started playing piano at the age of six. I joined Patch because as a big girl (nothing wrong with this either) I have faced tons of discrimination through our healthcare system and I want to help change that for all groups of people who get discriminated against. Everyone should be able to get equal and quality care no matter their sexuality, gender, size/weight, race, and/or religion.  

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Leeyan, 15

Hiii my name is Leeyan (she/her/hers) and I’m 15 years old. I’m a sophomore at James Madison Memorial High School. I joined PATCH because advocacy is so personal to me, and I want to be in the health care field when I grow up. It feels so special to influence and help perfect my future career field, as a young person. Some of my hobbies include fashion/shopping, spending time with family & friends, and watching medical dramas.

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Martin, 17

Hi! I'm Martin, a Senior at Sun Prairie High School. I'm 17 years old and my pronouns are he, his, him. I love to read, hike, build things, and watch TV. I have lived in 3 different countries and speak 2 languages. I joined PATCH because I think it is so important for teens to have equitable access to health and overall improve the healthcare experience for teens.

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Merritt, 15

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.

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Shanyce, 16

Hi, my name is Shanyce I go to Sun Prairie High School as a Junior. 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!

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

E-mail us at madison@wipatch.org. Or, give us a call 608.344.2901.

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Thanks to Our Supporters!

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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:

Anne Marie Bell

Meg Collins | Public Health - Madison & Dane County

Gracie DeBroux, Former Teen Educator | Edgewood Student

Margo DeNuccio | Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin

Anahi Mancillas, Former Teen Educator | MATC Student​

Tim Markle | Waisman Center

Lucas Moore

Heather Royer, PhD, RN | Nurse Scientist

Silvia Martinez

Sue Schultz | Madison Metropolitan School District

Maia Stitt, MS | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Marta Staple, NP | University Health Services

Shefaali Sharma, MD | Madison Women's Health

TeKema Balentine

Financial Support & Donations

We especially thank the following organizations for their support of food,  space and or resources for the 2019-2020 program year.  

 

And a special shout out to the following companies for food donations - feeding our youth and supporters during important events: Banzo, Einstein Bagel BrosGood FoodGlass Nickel PizzaIan’s PizzaPasture & PlentyRoman CandleTrader Joe'sWilly Street Co-Op,  Wisconsin Youth Company​​, and Woodman's Markets​​.