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.


  • Provide Healthy Youth Education to youth and their parents
  • Provide mentoring programming to at-risk youth in our community
  • Provide resources to youth, parents, and community members regarding adolescent issues
  • Promote community awareness of issues affecting adolescents’ well being
  • Facilitate the coordination of services related to the needs of adolescents

School Programs - December 2014

December 1-2: Hickory High School (10th grade)

December 1-4: Jacobs Fork Middle School (7th grade)

December 1-4: Catawba Rosenwald Education Center (7th, 8th, and 9th grades)

December 8 -10: Grandview Middle School (6th grade)

December 8-11: Grandview Middle School (8th grade)

December 15-17: Southwest Elementary School (5th grade)

December 15-18: Snow Creek Elementary School (6th grade)

December 15-18: St. Stephen's Elementary School (6th grade)

December 17-18: 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