LAYC Teen Health Promoters
Dear Future Health Professional Supporter,
Thank you for believing in our project and investing in LAYC’s Teen Health Promoters Program. We are excited to introduce you to the fourteen future health professionals in this year's cohort. From nurse to anesthesiologist, this group has big dreams! Watch this short video to see what each one of them hopes to become.
The program kicked-off in October with the knowledge acquisition phase of the program. The youth are learning about sexual wellness and the different career pathways in the health care field. Sexual wellness topics include safe sex, birth control, refusal skills, and reproductive anatomy among other topics. In exploring career pathways, the youth are learning the steps needed to become health professionals, from the courses they should pursue in high school, to admission requirements for different post-secondary programs. In the next weeks, they will learn about nutrition, fitness, mental health, substance abuse prevention, and clinical skills.
In the spring, they will be ready for clinical internships where they will shadow health professionals and learn how the front- and back-ends of a community clinic work. In the meantime, the Teen Health Promoters will complete 3-4 community outreach events and will reach over 500 peers with their peer-to-peer sexual wellness advocacy.
We will send you pictures and updates from the program periodically. If you have a friend that may be interested in what we are doing to prepare the next generation of minority health professionals, please share our project with them.
Thanks again for your support!