Whitney with her New Futures Scholarship
Dear Future Health Professional Supporter,
Thank you for your continued support of the Teen Health Promoters program at the Latin American Youth Center. With your support in 2013-2014, we helped 14 low-income high school students explore a health career and become healthy living advocates for their peers. We are excited to share that one of our 2014 graduates, Whitney, started classes last week at Northern Virginia Community College where she plans to major in Biology. Whitney dreams of becoming a biomedical engineer. Through the Teen Health Promoters, Whitney completed a clinical internship at The George Washington University Hospital where she explored healthcare in the emergency room, physical therapy clinic, and practiced CPR and phlebotomy in the hospital's skills lab. Her participation in the program helped her win a New Futures scholarship for college. You helped make Whitney a success story. Thank you!
We are now gearing up for a new cohort of eager high students interested in health careers. Meet Nicole, a former LAYC participant, and the program's new coordinator. Nicole hails from Detroit, Michigan and first came to LAYC as an intern with other community health programs. She then applied for and was accepted to LAYC's AmeriCorps program, where she completed one year of volunteer service on the health team teaching middle school students about healthy lifestyles. "I am excited to lead the Teen Health Promoters program and apply the fun and positive teaching methods I learned as an AmeriCorps member at LAYC," Nicole shared. Nicole is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in public health at the University of the District of Columbia.
With your support over the summer, Nicole began recruitment for the program in mid-August for an early October start date. Your contributions will help us purchase stethoscopes for the group, but we still need to purchase scrubs, blood pressure cuffs, and raise funds for CPR certifications and TB testing for the clinical internships. Will you help us inspire another group of young minds to pursue health careers? Please consider making an additional donation to our project and asking friends to do the same.
Thanks again for your generosity and continued support! We'll introduce you to the class of 2015 later in the fall.
Meet Nicole, New Program Coordinator