Train 16 Minority Youth in Health Careers in DC

by Latin American Youth Center
Feb 3, 2014

New Scrubs, CPR, and more!

Fanny and Daysha in first-aid training.
Fanny and Daysha in first-aid training.

Dear Future Health Professional Supporter,

Thank you so much for your support to date! With your help, 14 future health professionals completed the sexual health phase and have begun clinical skills training. Your contributions helped pay for certification, practice equipment costs, and scrubs! Thank you!

Before the winter break, the Teen Health Promoters wrote and performed a three-act play titled, the Lives of Relationships: Consent, Communication, and Connection. The play presented common scenarios between young couples, including a vignette of a conversation over cell phones.

In early January, the participants started the clinical skills phase to prepare for their internships at local clinics and hospitals. Thus far, they have become CPR and first-aid certified and have learned to measure vital signs. Next, they will receive a special workshop on HIPAA regulations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Soon after, they will begin their clinical internships at The George Washington University Hospital or at several community clinics. Thanks to your support, they will look the part in brand-new scrubs. Photos coming soon!

To support their experience through the internship, we matched each youth with a health professional that shares her/his health interests. For Daysha, a future pediatrician, that means corresponding with Elizabeth, a third-year medical student at The George Washington University School of Medicine who plans to specialize in pediatrics. And Fanny, a future nurse, has begun her mentorship with Kenyatta, a registered nurse at The George Washington University Hospital. The youth will meet with their mentors at monthly events, and email or talk on the phone weekly.

Thanks again for believing in these youth. Your contributions make a real difference. Stay tuned for updates and pictures from the clinical internships.

Vital signs training
Vital signs training
Jawanda future doctor w/Megan med student
Jawanda future doctor w/Megan med student
Vital signs training
Vital signs training
Fanny future nurse w/ Kenyatta registered nurse
Fanny future nurse w/ Kenyatta registered nurse

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Latin American Youth Center

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Colleen Muse
Washington, DC United States

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