Better Together Hennepin

The submission deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications.
Better Together Hennepin: Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth (BTH) is a teen pregnancy prevention initiative managed by Hennepin County and supported by Youthprise and a variety of community partners.

Better Together Hennepin focuses on four key supports that research shows all young people need in order to wait until they are adults to become parents: comprehensive sexuality education, accessible reproductive health services, connections to caring adults, and healthy youth development opportunities. BTH works to address the particular factors that affect teen sexual behavior, pregnancy and childbearing; these are generally known as sexual risk and protective factors.


Request for Proposals

Each summer, Youthprise conducts an RFP process for Youthprise’s Better Together Hennepin restricted fund. The 2015 deadline has passed. Funding is used to implement programs to prevent teen pregnancy as described in the guidelines in one or more of the following four areas:

  • Sex education;
  • Parent programming;
  • Access to family planning services; and
  • Healthy youth development opportunities.

You can download the program description guidelines for the application and background information on these program areas. Additional information is also available on geographic disparities, links to information for sexual risk and protective factors, descriptions of evidence-based programs, and characteristics of evidenced informed programs.

2015 Grantees

In 2015, Youthprise selected 4 organizations to receive Better Together Hennepin grants.

Annex Teen Clinic:  One-year grant in the amount of $100,000 ($50,000 for Brooklyn Center and $50,000 for Brooklyn Park) to implement a Health Mentor Program and Parent Programming.

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (Planned Parenthood):  One-year grant in the amount of $50,000 to reduce teen pregnancy rates among Latino and African youth in Richfield by promoting sexual health and responsible behaviors in youth and fostering parents as resources for sexual health and relationship topics.

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center: One-year grant in the amount of $45,649 to continue the Health Mentor program at Harrison Education Center and expand health mentor services and resume youth development/peer education programming at North Community High School.

YWCA of Minneapolis:  One-year grant in the amount of $50,000 to implement Girls, Inc., Contact Plus and Girls RAP.


Please direct questions about your application or about services to: Katie Miller, Project Coordinator, Better Together Hennepin,