WSSU Seeks Minority Middle School Applicants for 2011 CAMP YEHS! Summer Health Sciences Outreach Program
WSSU’s Youth Exploring Health Sciences (YEHS!) Summer Camp will be conducted from July 10 to July 22. The two-week summer enrichment program is for rising ninth-grade students from underrepresented populations, who are high performers in middle school and have an interest in exploring careers in the health sciences. A primary focus is to increase the education and awareness of health disparities among minority populations. The program is free and up to 12 participants will be selected from Forsyth and surrounding counties. The deadline for applications is April 15.
Participants will stay on campus for two weeks and are introduced to programs including Clinical Laboratory Science, Healthcare Management, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. The program is designed to introduce disadvantaged youth to health science fields of study at an early age in an effort to reduce the gap in underrepresented groups entering these professions. Faculty, staff, counselors, community partners and volunteers work together to ensure a safe and enriching experience for the participants.
The program consists of a two-week residency on the WSSU campus and an opportunity to shadow health care professionals, guided career facilitation sessions and a post-mentorship experience.
For more information, contact the program director, Marina A. Skinner, at (336) 750-3047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> .
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