About Weller Center

History and Mission
The Weller Center’s mission is to measurably improve children’s lives by giving them, and the adults in their lives, the tools they need to make informed and healthy life choices. In 1977 concerned community leaders began researching and planning the Weller Center—a teaching facility where children and adults could enhance their knowledge of the human body and the influences that impact its effectiveness. Incorporated in 1982, the Center was named in honor of Carl and Emily Weller, long-time residents of Easton, Pennsylvania, who provided a major gift to the capital campaign which funded renovations for the Center’s first teaching classrooms. In 1999, the Weller Center moved to a new location which featured additional classrooms and hands-on health-focused exhibits. At the same time, we began offering our high-energy programs “on the road” as small- and large-group assemblies. As the No Child Left Behind Act left many school districts with limited time and resources for field trips, districts across our region embraced the Weller Center’s outreach assembly programming which allowed students to receive all the benefits of a Weller program with the convenience of not having to travel to the Center's facility.

In 2008, to meet the changing needs of the schools we serve, the Weller Center ceased offering programs at its Easton facility and became “all outreach all the time,” which allows Weller to focus more resources on developing and delivering high-impact health education programs.

Today, the Weller Center’s health educators travel to 39 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and reach more than 70,000 students each year.

Schools We Serve

With a 39-county service area stretching across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we partner with hundreds of public, private and parochial schools each year to enhance their health education curricula.

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Testimonials

Find out what teachers and administrators are saying about the Weller Center's high-impact programs!

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Educators and Staff

Our skilled health educators bring immeasurable enthusiasm and experience to every outreach assembly.

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Board of Directors

The Weller Health Education Center depends on a volunteer board of directors to provide leadership and direction for the future.

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What We Do

Partnering with hundreds of schools each year, the Weller Center connects with young people to change behaviors and help them develop life-long healthy habits which will prevent chronic disease, reduce violence and improve the overall health, safety and well-being of children and families in our communities.
 
Our results-based student programs target the most pertinent health risks our children face. Programs are presented by specially-trained health educators who are masters of the topics they teach and pros at interacting with students. Wraparound programs and resources for teachers and parents ensure they have the tools to help keep the children in their lives healthy and safe.
 
We stay on top of the latest trends impacting the health and safety of children and teens in our region and partner with leaders in public health and education to develop and update programs to ensure they are research-based.
 
Although relevant content is crucial, our health educators are the centerpiece of our programming. Experts at translating complex health information into easy-to-understand concepts, Weller’s health educators connect with young people and families and create an environment where children and adults feel comfortable asking even the toughest questions.