providers and Teens Communicating for Health
PATCH (Providers and Teens Communicating for Health) is an innovative, youth-driven program working to ensure all youth are able to receive high-quality, youth-friendly healthcare services.
We hire youth (ages 15 to 19) and train them as Teen Educators. As Teen Educators, they lead PATCH workshops and share their authentic youth experiences, concerns and preferences. We believe THEY are best equipped to provide this insight.
As a Teen Educator, you will work with other teens and adults to improve your community.
You will be asked to do the following:
You are encouraged to apply if you:
• Maintaining strong communication
via email and in person
• Attending all virtual meetings/events on time
• Demonstrating dedication to the work
You will automatically be a part of HOPE Buffalo: The Pledge for Healthy Teens and you will gain valuable leadership and advocacy experience, become more familiar with important health topics that impact teens, develop communication and presentation skills, and so much more.
Being a PATCH for HOPE Buffalo Teen Educator is an impressive accomplishment to include on college applications and job résumés.
You will also be compensated for your time. You will receive $120 in gift cards upon completion of the required trainings, and a $15 gift card for attending enrichment meetings and facilitating workshops. Your work hours vary, depending on how many healthcare providers and/or teen workshops you will be facilitating (approximately 2 to 10 hours each month).
As a member of the Buffalo community, I commit to the aspirations of the HOPE Buffalo initiative to help our teens grow into the adults they want to be. Collectively, we can build a promising future for the City of Buffalo!
741 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
716-346.3006 ext 705
The project described was supported by Grant Number 5 TP1AH000213-02-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Office of Population Affairs.
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