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Welcome to Teenwise Minnesota

Teenwise Minnesota is the statewide leader in promoting adolescent sexual health, preventing adolescent pregnancy and gaining support for adolescent parents. We achieve this by developing, strengthening and advancing science-based policies and programs.

We Have a Vision

It’s the vision of a state where every teen has accurate and quality information about sex and relationships and are able to make safe and healthy choices.

We believe making this vision a reality starts with adults—parents, professionals and policy makers—that are empowered with knowledge and are able to help teens navigate the ups and downs of adolescence.

When you invest in Teenwise Minnesota, you’re not only elevating the collective knowledge of adults in the state, but are creating wide-spread systematic change for the teens of Minnesota.

Help us expand our proven services to reach more adults and teens in 2012—support Teenwise Minnesota today.


Teenwise MN StaffCongratulations, Brigid Riley!

On Friday, December 2, 2011, former Teenwise Minnesota Executive Director, Brigid Riley, was awarded the Betty Hubbard Maternal and Child Health Leadership Award, by the Department of Health and the Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force. Brigid was honored for her statewide leadership and advocacy on behalf of mothers, children and adolescents in Minnesota. Teenwise couldn’t be more proud of Brigid as she receives this well-deserved honor!

Pictured from left to right: Lorie Alveshere, former Teenwise Policy Director, Katherine Meerse, Board President, Katie Welch, Development Director, Brigid Riley, former Executive Director, Charissa Osborn, Operations Manager, Marilyn Colby Rivkin, Interim Executive Director.


2012 Teenwise MN Annual ConferenceCall for Exhibitors for Teenwise Minnesota’s 2012 Conference, May 3-4, 2012

Please join us as an exhibitor for Teenwise Minnesota’s Annual Conference, May 3-4, 2012 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. The Teenwise Minnesota Conference convenes approximately 350 social service and health care providers, educators, advocates, program directors and youth who work to promote adolescent sexual health, prevent adolescent pregnancy, HIV and STIs, and support pregnant and parenting teens in Minnesota.

Visit the Conference page of the Teenwise Minnesota website for more information and an application.


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