Programs & Services
Adolescent Health and Youth Development
“Health and Adolescence are more about access to Wisdom, which can be more difficult to find than a doctor, clinic, or hospital.”
Dr. Garry Gunderson, Emory University
The Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) Program addresses health and youth development issues for at-risk youth, ages 10-19, in the local community. A comprehensive youth development system educates and empowers teenagers with information and skills to make intelligent decisions in the areas of:
• Teen Sexuality
• Alcohol & Substance Abuse
• Tobacco Use
• Violence/Injury Prevention
• Obesity Nutrition
AHYD uses creative mediums to educate teens like curriculum based lessons, group discussions, field trips, expert speakers, mentoring, and clinical services.
In an effort to maximize resources and services, AHYD’s Youth Development Coordinator facilitates communication and collaboration among other government agencies, faith-based organizations, schools, private and civic organizations that serve youth. AHYD also provides support to these youth organizations in the form of program design, consultation, financial support and referral services.
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201 Second Street, Suite 1100
Macon, GA 31201
Because the North Central Health District (NCHD) was awarded DHR's Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grant, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention efforts will continue in Bibb County. The focus of the PREP grant is to serve foster care teenagers and other high risk teen populations. PREP services will continue through the Adolescent Health & Youth Development (AHYD) Program.
The Youth Development Coordinator continues to provide services to youth and families through counseling, referrals, advocacy and community partnerships.
Upcoming events include:
- Parent Empowerment Session, February 25, 2013 at Eversole Auditorium
- The GOCF Youth Summit, May 4, 2013 at Sports Town Arena in Macon, Ga.
- PREP Empowerment Session at Georgia Industrial Children's Home and Hepzibah Children's Home, Janurary-March 2013
The Youth Development Coordinator may be reached at (478) 751- 4009 or at the District Office at (478) 751-6303.
**February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Please read here for more information.