ELECT Conference for pregnant and parenting teens
May 2, 2012

Our second conference this year for young parents! The focus will be prevention of a second pregnancy, healthy choices and educaiton for the future. More to come!

Academy for Adolescent Health Annual Awards Night
May 14, 2012


The Washington Hospital Teen Outreach will hold its tenth annual Awards Night on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7 PM at the Trinity High School. The public is invited. The event recognizes individuals, community agencies and businesses that have provided extraordinary support in the past year to the Teen Outreach mission to young people. Senior Peer Educators are also recognized. All of the awardees demonstrate exceptional commitment to youth.


Peer Educator members from the Real Talk Performers will perform an original educational drama entitled Snapshots  to open the Awards Night.  Washington's Got Talent first place winner Alyssa Guerrieri and second place winner Diamond Healy will perform.  


2012 awardees are:


Business Award: Washington Financial Bank, for providing outstanding support for Washington's Got Talent..


Community Award: Byron P. McCrae, PhD., Now You Know Program, Washington & Jefferson College for partnering to provide excellent peer education to the community.


Educator Award: Ms. Belinda Brova, Bethlehem Center School District, for long term support for the Outreach’s educational mission to youth.


Fellowship Award: Dr. Stuart Broberg, Church of the Covenant, for creating an innovative child abuse prevention policy for their church fellowship.


Inclusion Award: Ms. Christy Lewis, ARC of Washington, for promoting inclusion throughout our community.


Pioneer Award: Dr. Paul Kasunich and Trinity School District, for implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in all six Trinity schools for grades K - 12.


President’s Award: Darleen Gurdish, The Washington Hospital, for on-going support to the Teen Outreach mission.


School Administrator Award: Dr. Mary Monsour, Peters Township School District, for support of Teen Outreach in-school programming and the initiation of a pilot training with the Outreach.


Service Award: Ms. Violet Lawson, Trinity High School senior, for consistent and excellent support of our Teen Outreach mission.  


Sprit Award: Mr. Adam Brock, for raising the spirits of  the community and for his commitment to our community's young people.


Social Justice Award: Mr. Mike Matthews, TRIPIL, for his outstanding advocacy for social justice for people living with disabilities and  Mr. Emmett Alexander Patterson, Trinity High School senior, for his outstanding advocacy for social justice for LGBT youth.


Youth Achievement Award:  Ms. Reba Glassman, for her courage and her resilient response to life's challenges.


Youth Advocate Award: Mr. Rick Baird, Adagio Health, Inc.  and Mr. Damion Wilson, for their commitment to the health and well-being of young people.


Volunteer Award: Dr. Mark Swift, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) facilitator, for his  support of and advocacy for young people.


Please contact Mary Jo Podgurski with questions at 412 877 4906 or by email at podmj@healthyteens.com.