Council On Adolescents of Catawba County

Vision – Empowered youth making healthy life choices and achieving their full potential.

Mission – To inspire today’s youth to be physically and emotionally healthy through education, awareness and advocacy.

The Council on Adolescents offers in-school and community Healthy Youth Education programs to youth in Catawba County following North Carolina's Healthy Youth Act requirements and Healthful Living Guidelines. These prevention programs educate youth about making healthy choices, bullying, future goals, healthy relationships, internet/social media safety, nutrition, peer pressure, puberty, hygiene, reproductive health, STIs, sexual violence, teen pregnancy, setting boundaries, and avoiding risky behaviors.

The Council also administers the Lunch Buddy Program, a mentoring program for at-risk youth, to middle school students across Catawba County. This program provides youth a positive adult mentor who meets with them on a regular, planned, and consistent basis. The mentor develops a healthy relationship with the student and encourages them to succeed in school.

Job Opportunity

SMART Moms Coordinator (full-time)

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Business Manager (part-time)

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For all interested applicants, please send your resume to: LLawhon@coacatawba.org

DEADLINE for Applications is Thursday, April 30, 2015.

School Programs - April 2015

April 3-12: **SPRING BREAK!!**

April 13-15: Startown Elementary School (6th grade)

April 13-16: Maiden Middle School (7th grade)

April 20-21: North Newton Elementary School (5th grade)

April 20-23: St. Stephens High School (9th grade)

April 27-28: Longview Elementary School (5th grade)

April 27-30: Maiden High School (9th grade)

April 30-31: Hickory High School (10th grade)

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Board of Directors

  • Chair - Reed Baer
  • Vice Chair - Ginny Beisler
  • Treasurer - Lou Bond, CPA
  • Secretary - Sarah Bailey
  • Kevin von Allmen
  • Sandy Costner
  • Ryan Richardson
  • Randy Bergman
  • Karen Harrington
  • Shamaury Myrick
  • Cindy Boger

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1120 Fairgrove Church Rd SE Suite 22
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone- 828.322.4591
Fax- 828.322.2675
Email- info@coacatawba.org