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.

Wake-Up Call Breakfast

Join us for our 14th Annual Wake-Up Call Breakfast!

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Enjoy breakfast on us while you learn about the Council on Adolescents'

mission and program updates.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more details and RSVP!

Employment Opportunities

Health Educator (part-time)

Please click here to view the Job Description.

For all interested applicants, please send your resume to:

Nominations Open!

Please nominate an Outstanding Advocate for Youth

for our JoAnn Spees Youth Advocacy Award!

Will be presented Friday, May 4th, 2018

8-9 am at Catawba Country Club

Click HERE for the Nomination Form!


Please submit nominations to

by Wednesday, April 25th!


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Board of Directors

  • Chair - Randy Bergman
  • Vice Chair - Honey Estrada
  • Treasurer - Mary Morrison
  • Secretary - Jennifer Beane
  • Kevin von Allmen
  • Sandy Costner
  • Cindy Boger
  • Cat McCrary
  • Ron Carson
  • Dalan Garcia
  • Zack King
  • Korey Fisher-Wellman
  • Justin Levey

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1120 Fairgrove Church Rd SE Suite 22
Hickory, NC 28602

Phone- 828.322.4591
Fax- 828.322.2675