WHS/WACTC students bearing grins and certificates of completion following their science fair presentations at Brown University. Pictured Left to Right: Valery Gonzalez, Marissa Lozeau, and Kira Rich. (Not Pictured: Azaria Rivera)
Fall 2017, Brown University
During the Fall Semester, we were lucky enough to partner with Brown University to give a handful of driven students the opportunity to take a deeper dive into their career paths. All students chosen had an existing interest in the healthcare field and were enrolled in Health Careers at WACTC (Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center), so the experience was used to enrich the foundational education they had previously received.
Each Woonsocket student was paired with a grad student from Brown University’s medical program. They met periodically over the course of the semester completing hands on activities with real-world application, giving them a unique experience, surely setting them apart from a crowd when applying for schools or jobs in the future. Each HS/Grad student pair were also given time to work one on one to develop a final presentation; which they ultimately presented among a sea of other HS and Graduate student pairs.
Along with their experience, students who completed the program were given high school credit. The course was signed off by Teacher of Record Debra Bacon, who has been a long-time partner of ELO.
Here’s what one of our students had to say about their experience:
“I had an amazing experience and Brown University. You meet lots of new faces and learn lots of new things! It may be overwhelming at first, but it is definitely worth it! I was kind of skeptical about following through with majoring in health careers, but this program gave me a new look at it. I can’t wait to pursue my future in health careers due to this program. ”
Full Circle with ELO
Congratulations to ELO Alum, Abdoul Dieng, on his graduation from the Metropolitan Police Force in Washington, DC!
It was Abdoul's interest in policing that lead to the launch of our multi-year partnership with the local police department, completing two ELOs prior to graduation.
He has chosen an assignment with the MPD's 7th District. We're so proud!