Teen Talk

Teen Talk is part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) funded through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). This program is designed to reduce risky sexual behavior and prevent teen pregnancies in Catawba County. The Teen Programs Coordinator  leads this initiative across the county and implements evidence-based curriculum, "Making Proud Choices" to middle and high school aged youth. We also offer the SMART Girls Program, which serves adolescent females across the community. Council staff implements age appropriate, culturally sensitive, medically accurate comprehensive sexuality programming. The success and sustainability of this project is possible with collaboration with many community partners in Catawba County.

The Council works with collaborating groups to address academic, social, and cultural barriers that contribute to risk factors for teens in our community. Through the Teen Talk program, the Council engages participants, their families, and community partners in programming. Teen Talk also includes informal interactive activities among youth participants and their parents/guardians.

For more information about Teen Talk, please contact:

Jenny Holmstrom, Teen Programs Coordinator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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  • Chair - Randy Bergman
  • Vice Chair - Honey Estrada
  • Treasurer - Mary Morrison
  • Secretary - Jennifer Beane
  • Kevin von Allmen
  • Reed Baer
  • Ginny Beisler
  • Zack King
  • Sandy Costner
  • Karen Harrington
  • Cindy Boger
  • Ron Carson
  • Amanda Hamm
  • Cat McCrary

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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