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Bright Futures: Young Leaders Gain Skills at Work-Able Summer Health Institute

posted Oct 28, 2014, 1:37 PM by Tech Support   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 1:28 PM ]
Ten young people, ages 14 to 15, participated in the St. Thomas Work-Able Summer Health Institute, sponsored by the Region II Health Equity Council, the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums of the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources, the University of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Exploratory Research Center and the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network.

The three-week program imparted valuable skills for life and career, and allowed youth to explore professions in three primary fields: technology, library science, and public health. Program mentors assisted the participants in drafting cover letters, to help them secure job-shadowing or after-school experiences that would enable them to earn community service hours. Following the Work-Able Summer Health Institute, RHEC II member Gwendolyn Powell published an article in the St. Thomas Source, highlighting this successful model for youth employability. Click on the pdf below to view Gwendolyn Powell's article.

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Oct 28, 2014, 1:37 PM