Community Health & Adolescent Mentoring Program for Success
Target Group: High School
Objectives: CHAMPS - Community Health & Adolescent Mentoring Program forSuccess is a collaborative effort involving Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland, the Oakland and Berkeley Unified School Districts, and other community and academic institutions in the Bay Area. Aim is to introduce underrepresented minority high school students to the health professions, assists them in getting into educational programs of their choice, and equips them with the necessary personal skills to succeed in these and other demanding pursuits.
Programs: Students receive an academic letter grade and high school credit for their participation and written work. Students receive classroom education and training relevant to the health care, academic tutoring, and college preparation activities, such as SAT preparation, personal statement writing, and financial aid workshops. Students also benefit from One-on-one case management to address students' psychosocial needs. Each student will participate in six to eight-week clinical rotations in different hospital departments, and for senior students, paid clerkships at the hospital, community clinics, private medical offices.
Duration: Three-year internship, starting 10th grade