10 To 19

Teen Coalition launched by SCHOOL in 2019, is the crowning association for development of adolescents in India. We are a national membership-based initiative with both personal and organisational members representing a diverse range of groups working for the children falling in the age-group of 10 to 19.

  • Our vision is that adolescents flourish in India; we work alongside our members to support this aspiration.
  • Our mission is to support people who work with adolescents, and thereby enhance adolescent’s development.

SCHOOL, through the Teen Coalition works with organizations, projects and initiatives across all sectors for the development of adolescents, these include: life skills; health; education; vocation and skilling; and many more. In doing so, SCHOOL creates a momentum that builds a process for progressive social change. To this end it engages in public opinion, advocacy,

Teen Coalition

Why does Teen Coalition exist?

Adolescence (10–19 years) is a unique and formative time. Whilst most adolescents have good mental health, multiple physical, emotional and social changes, including exposure to poverty, abuse, or violence, can make adolescents vulnerable to various challenges. mental health problems. Promoting psychological well-being and protecting adolescents from adverse experiences and risk factors which may impact their potential to thrive are not only critical for their well-being during adolescence, but also for their physical and mental health in adulthood.

What does Teen Coalition work on?

Connect the dots
Connect the dots by fostering a nationwide movement of people and entities who work with adolescents

What this means

  • Create opportunities for the adolescent sector to connect nationally, regionally and digitally
  • Mapping those who work with adolescents in health, education, justice, social service and other sectors
  • Effective local, regional and national relationships across adolescent networks and people who work with adolescents.

Raise the accountability
Raise the accountability of those who work with young people

What this means

  • Information, resources and training widely available and accessible
  • Policies impacting on adolescents are based on evidence, research and best practice

Champion adolescent development
Champion adolescent development through effective leadership and a cohesive voice.

What this means

  • Teen Coalition and its members are recognised as an authority on adolescent development
  • There is a positive change in public attitudes to adolescents and those who work with them
  • There is increased funding and partnerships for the cause of adolescents