About the Health Careers Program
Through a Model State-Supported Grant, the Charlotte AHEC develops initiatives to educate all pre-college youth, with an emphasis on underrepresented minorities, and economically / educationally disadvantaged populations about health careers.
We also develop academic preparedness with these youth through math and science critical thinking skill enrichment, student computer / internet skills, clinical observations, and healthcare system site visits.
Our goal is to have 90% of the youth we work with demonstrate increased awareness and knowledge about health careers and acquire the personal skill sets required to become a health professional. The HEROES Program is one of the initiatives designed to help accomplish our goal. The components of HEROES are outlined here for high school students, middle school students, and teachers and community leaders.
View photos of our participants and the HEROES program!
If you are interested in participating in the HEROES program, here's how to apply:
- Students in 6th - 12th grade, with at least a 3.0 GPA, should add their name to the e-mailing list and whenever there is space available in a program, we will email you an application. Send an email to Gabriela Staley with your name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, grade, school, current GPA, and your email address.
- Wait to receive an application for the next program. The HEROES programs are outlined here for high school students and middle school students. The application will arrive about 1 month prior to the event.
Volunteer Health Career Speakers Needed
Charlotte AHEC is looking for health career speakers to be added to the Charlotte AHEC HEROES Speakers Bureau.
- How does it work?
- As school representatives request health career speakers, you will be contacted. If you are available, the school's speaker request information will be forwarded to you. Charlotte AHEC will provide you with giveaways and information to give to the teacher and students at your request. Please call 704.512.6568 or email Gabriela Staley with questions.