West Suburban Teen Clinic (WSTC) is celebrating 40 years serving young people in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. On the evening of Friday, Sept. 28, members of the community can relive high school memories or create new ones at the WSTC Homecoming Dance Gala—emceed by Fox 9’s Jason Matheson.
Event highlights will include live music by the R Factor (formerly Rupert’s Orchestra), auctions, appetizers and inspiring speakers. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased individually or in tables of 10.
Dust off your letter jacket, as cocktail or high school attire is suggested for this fundraising event sponsored by Fox 9 and WFTC, Fredrickson & Byron, McKesson, Creative Graphics of Prior Lake, Voices and Evil I Studios.
West Suburban Teen Clinic (WSTC) provides basic and reproductive health care and education, mental health counseling and dental services in an environment that is comfortable and welcoming to 23,000 teens and young adults ages 12–23 annually in Hennepin, Scott and Carver Counties.
The organization prides itself on being attuned to their unique physical, emotional and social needs, and are committed to helping them make responsible, well-informed decisions about their health. Services are professional, respectful and affordable. WSTC was conceptualized in 1971 by a local group of community members and high school students in response to several areas of concern including the increase of unplanned pregnancies among teens as public health threats, and the acknowledgement that teens and young adults were less likely than those of other age groups to seek out preventive services.
The group's planning led to the creation of WSTC as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit reproductive health clinic for teens in 1972. In 1987, WSTC added the Becoming program, which provides support and increases self-sufficiency skills for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Our education and youth development program has evolved and grown since the 1990’s and reaches young people and parents every year with health information and education. In 2011, a second suburban clinic was opened in downtown Hopkins.West Suburban Teen Clinic's mission is to improve the health of the community by providing health services and information that support teens and young adults in making responsible and well-informed decisions. Our vision is that teens and young adults are supported, happy and healthy because their parents, peers and community are active partners and resources.