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, teachers and community leaders. We also have a program for college students called Charlotte AHEC Scholars.
If you are interested in participating in the HEROES program, here's how to apply: