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.

School Programs - May 2015

May 4-7: Bunker Hill High School (9th grade)

May 4-7: Bandy's High School (9th grade)

May 4-7: Challenger High School (9th grade)

May 11-14: HCAM (9th grade)

May 11-14: Fred T. Foard High School (9th grade)

May 18-19: Hickory Day School (5th grade)

May 18-20: Hickory Day School (6th grade)

May 26-29: Newton-Conover High School (9th grade)

Calling all Teens!

We are accepting applications for Teens Leaders

to help with our Teens 4 R.E.A.L. Summer Camp Series!

Applications for Teen Leaders can be found HERE.

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Know a middle school student who wants to participate?

Participant applications can be found HERE.


Please share with teens you think would be interested.

Applications should be submitted to Lisa Eaton at LEaton@coacatawba.org by Friday, June 5th.

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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
  • Ryan Richardson
  • Karen Harrington
  • 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