Community Initiatives

2007 NCCCAEA Innovation Award

The Adult Literacy Health Careers Summer Camp hosted by Stanly Community College and conducted in partnership with Charlotte AHEC this summer received the 2007 NCCCAEA Innovation Award. This award is presented annually by the North Carolina Community College Association of Educators of Adults which is the continuing education arm of the community college system. The award is for creativity and innovation in the programming / management of continuing education programs.

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Charlotte AHEC Co-Sponsors Summer Health Careers Programs in Their Region

The Charlotte AHEC plays an integral role in the community we serve. We offer funding to an organization in each county so they may produce a health careers summer camp. The guidelines for funding include: partnerships with local school system and hospital, invitation of healthcare professionals to speak about their career, and tour of a healthcare facility. Below are highlights of the activities in these counties.

Gaston County - Hosted by Betty Jones with the Gaston College Health Career Recruitment Center of the David Belk Cannon Health Education Institute.

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Stanly County - Coordinated and hosted by Kathy Gardner, Associate Dean, Adult Literacy and Academic Support with Stanly Community College. Entitled Adult Literacy Health Camp, it was the first of its kind for our region. This camp was for adult students that are pursuing their GED or high school diploma. This program won the 2007 North Carolina Community College Association of Educators of Adults Innovation Award.

Cabarrus County - Coordinated by Barbara A. Sands, CTE Curriculum Coordinator and hosted by Cabarrus County Schools. Nine middle school students participated. Cleveland County - Coordinated by Michael Lane and hosted of GEAR UP NC and Cleveland Community College.

Anson and Union Counties - Coordinated by Ann Black, Director of Practical Nursing, and hosted by South Piedmont Community College. Mecklenburg County - Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Office of Summer Programs.

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