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Teen Talk is designed to reduce risky sexual behavior and prevent teen pregnancies in Catawba County

  • Serves middle school and high school youth.
  • Uses evidence-based curriculum.
  • Encourages and provides opportunities for parent/child engagement.
  • Collaborates with other community groups.
  • Offers interactive activities to engage youth.

Teen Programs Coordinator

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Jessica Ledford

Jessica received her Bachelor's in Child Development from Appalachian State University. While at App she met her now husband, Brandon. Together they love playing with their dog, Boone, being with friends and family and, of course, staying healthy!Jessica's favorite part of being the Teen Programs Coordinator is watching teens grow and learn to make positive and healthy choices in their lives!

jabernathy@coacatawba.org