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.

Upcoming Event!

Please Join Us for "Take-Out for Teens"!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pick-Up 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

*Delivery is available if purchasing 10 or more plates*


$15 per ticket (1 meal per ticket) and includes:

Steak, Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Blue Cheese Chopped Salad, Bread, & Cheesecake

Details can be found HERE.

To purchase tickets, please contact our office at 828.322.4591.

Employment Opportunities

Health Educator (part-time)

Please click here to view the Job Description

For all interested applicants, please send your resume to:

DEADLINE for Applications is March 31, 2016.

Nominations Open!

Please nominate an Outstanding Advocate for Youth

for our JoAnn Spees Youth Advocacy Award!

Will be presented Friday, May 13th, 2016

8-9 am at Catawba Country Club

Click HERE for the Nomination Form!


Please submit nominations to by Thursday, March 31st!


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Board of Directors

  • Chair - Reed Baer
  • Vice Chair - Ginny Beisler
  • Treasurer - Randy Bergman
  • Secretary - Sarah Bailey
  • Kevin von Allmen
  • Sandy Costner
  • Karen Harrington
  • Cindy Boger
  • Terri Ferraguto
  • Mary Morrison

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1120 Fairgrove Church Rd SE Suite 22
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone- 828.322.4591
Fax- 828.322.2675