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, 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 below. We also have a program for college students called Charlotte AHEC Scholars Charlotte AHEC Scholars.
Our Teen Health Careers Club is for high school students that are interested in learning more about careers in healthcare. It meets once a month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Students will thoroughly enjoy health science workshops, health career speakers, games and so much more! Applications for the 2022–2023 Health Career Club are now available. Click here to download the application.
We understand that a competitive SAT score helps distinguish you on your college applications in order to increase your chances of getting into the school of your choice, and even possibly obtaining a scholarship. Let our certified teachers partner with you! In this workshop, you'll learn effective test-taking skills and discover subject areas where improvement is needed to achieve better results. Let our certified teachers partner with you in order to reach your goals! Click here for a list of Health Careers upcoming programs.
Are you interested in increasing your chances of getting into the college of your choice and obtaining a scholarship? Then this course is for you! During this workshop, students will learn effective test taking skills and discover subject areas where improvement is needed to achieve better results on the ACT exam. The class will be taught by certified teachers who have extensive experience in assisting students with building their ACT test taking skills. Click here for a list of Health Careers upcoming programs.
The "Scholar Mom" works to reduce out-of-pocket college tuition costs, while advising high school students on how to effectively market themselves through their resume for college acceptance and maximum scholarship awards. Have a list of all academic honors, leadership, and community service experience. This will be helpful in developing their resumes. Click here for a list of Health Careers upcoming programs.
A well-written personal statement is an essential part of the college application process. The "Scholar Mom" is here to help. Students will learn how to tell their story for college acceptance and maximum scholarship awards. Students are asked to have an updated college resume available as this will be used to develop their personal statement. It's never too early to get started! Click here for a list of Health Careers upcoming programs.
College-bound high school parents, join the "Scholar Mom" for this dynamic live webinar workshop. The focus of this parent workshop shall be on the question to the typical college bound high school student: "Are you ready for college?" We will discuss strategies for success in college preparation and winning scholarships. We will flow through each grade and where you should be focusing your attention. We will spend some time discussing "Helicopter Parents" too! You don't want to miss this workshop. Click here for a list of Health Careers upcoming programs.
The North Carolina AHEC Pre-Scholars Institute aims to provide professional development and mentoring to historically underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Students will thoroughly enjoy health science workshops taught by health science faculty from across the state of NC, health care professional guest speakers, games and more! Our goal is to expose and prepare teens for a variety of careers in healthcare in a fun and exciting way. We believe in funrichment (fun+enrichment)! The content will be delivered via live webinar and online modules. Click here to download application.
Super Science Saturdays are workshops for high school students that love science. This highly interactive hands-on approach to science is like no other. Dissection, forensic science, chemistry experiments and so much more. Click here for a list of Health Careers upcoming programs.
If you are interested in participating in the HEROES program, here's how to apply: