TEEN ESTEEM

Empowering Students For Life

Danville, CA   |  www.teenesteem.org

Mission

Teen Esteem's goal is to educate, equip, and empower teens, parents, educators, and the community on issues related to teens and adolescent health, while addressing the importance of self-respect and respect for others. We are committed to promoting a message of healthy choices and risk avoidance using accurate and up-to-date statistics and information. Teen Esteem's dynamic, relevant presentations address today's challenges students & parents face in school and at home. Our message to students is that your value is not based on what you do but on who you are and that everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Linda Turnbull

Main address

PO Box 966

Danville, CA 94526 USA

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EIN

20-1598494

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

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Our programs

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Classroom Presentations

Our Middle School and High School classroom curriculum addresses the importance of making healthy, well-informed decisions. We provide students with up to date statistics, real-life stories and tools to help them think through the consequences of the choices they make when faced with common pressures related social media, academic stress, drugs, alcohol, prescription drug abuse and relationships.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

Grade School: Teen Esteem’s kindergarten-3rd grade assembly helps kids lay the groundwork for building community, inclusion, being kind to others and helping those who need it. Our 4th and 5th grade assembly addresses the importance of making healthy choices based on respect for self and others, especially as it relates to smoking, illegal drugs, prescription drugs and social media. We have a strong message around bullying, cyberbullying and the importance of being the kind of friend you would want your friends to be. Our engaging, interactive multi-media assembly prepares students for many challenges they may face in middle school.
Middle School: Our interactive, energetic, multi-media assembly gives students the tools needed to use cell phones, the internet and social media wisely. Assembly covers apps, sexting, cyberbullying and more. This assembly lays the groundwork for students to effectively respond to many of the challenges they face online.
High School: Our engaging, fast-paced, multi-media assembly gives schools the ability to reach thousands of students with an impactful message that changes lives. This assembly addresses academic pressure and influences from social media which can lead to stress, panic attacks, depression and in some cases, suicide. Teen Esteem empowers students to make wise choices related to drugs, alcohol and abuse of prescription drugs. We communicate to students that your choices matter and you can write a great story!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

Parent Education Nights:
Intended to precede our school assemblies, Teen Esteem provides parents with up-to-date information as it relates to topics that will be covered with students in the assembly. Expert panel members will provide tools to help equip parents during the turbulent adolescent years.
Workplace Lunch & Learn:
Bring a Teen Esteem expert speaker into your workplace for an engaging and informative presentation designed to equip you and your co-workers with tools to help during your parenting years.
Conferences & Workshops:
Teen Esteem provides presentations on a variety of topics at conferences and events. Contact Teen Esteem to book a speaker.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Students

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Diablo Magazine Threads of Hope Honoree (for Linda Turnbull) 2019

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve students K-12th grade, their parents/guardians, teachers and community members.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    After each classroom presentation, we collect anonymous student evaluations. These evaluations tell us the impact we are having on the kids we serve, including what they did or did not like about our presentations, as well as the issues they are currently struggling with (e.g., suicide, vaping, alcohol or drugs, social media, suicidal thoughts). Students are also allowed to provide their name and request to speak to a school counselor. This information is collated and documented and passed on to school administrators and parents, as well as our staff and speakers. In response to these evaluations, our programs are modified accordingly. Also, we pass our evaluations at our Parent Ed events and follow a similar process for assessing how impactful our programs were.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback from students helps us gain a current pulse on the issues they are facing. This feedback helps us with curriculum and resources we provide to them. We are able to identify students who sometimes/often struggle with suicide ideations and can put them in contact with a counselor that same day. Student quotes (anonymous) are used for our fundraising events and marketing. Feedback from parents tells us about the issues they are currently experiencing with their children and gives us ideas on topics for parent education events and resources we provide to them. Feedback from teachers and community members is used for marketing and grant applications to show relevance in the community.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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TEEN ESTEEM

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Susan Eakin

Linda Turnbull

Chris Crawford

Garrett Fitch

Terese Juntz

Nick Vlesides

Susan Eakin

John Rogers