The Academy for Adolescent Health Teen Outreach envisions a community in which young people are respected and able to enjoy mental and physical wellness.  To achieve that goal, the Teen Outreach:

  • serves as an advocate for youth, parents professionals and community members to encourage wellness
  • provides innovative, youth-focused education that empowers young people to reduce risk
  • respects the unique cultural and developmental needs of each young person
  • and models evidence-based programs that are evaluated for behavioral outcomes


Mary Jo Podgurski, RNC, MA, EdD
Mary Jo is the founder and president of the Academy. A nurse/educator/counselor by profession, she considers parenting her kids to be her first and most important career.The mission of AAH - to reach out to kids, one kid at a time, is her passion and great joy in life.

Coming Soon!

Training programs currently available:

Inside Out
Me Too
What’s Up as You Grow Up?
Real Talk for Real Teens