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Health Careers

Image of HEROES Logo 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.

Interested Students

If you are interested in participating in the HEROES program, here's how to apply:

  1. Students in 9th - 12th grade, with at least a 3.0 GPA, should add their name to the e-mailing list. Students that are already apart of the HEROES program may get first dibbs on the programs, however, we are always looking to fill empty spaces. Add your name to the Charlotte AHEC Email List and we will send you information on upcoming programs.

  2. Wait to receive an application for the next program. The HEROES programs are outlined here. The application will arrive about 1 month prior to the event.

  3. APPLY!