Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Adolescent Career Mentoring Initiatives

Community Health Initiatives

Our adolescent career mentoring programs target both in school and out of school youth between the ages of 15-24, who reside in Lehigh and Northampton counties through a combination of hospital rotations, professional development sessions, and work experience.

Initiatives include School-to-Work Program, Health Career Exploration Program, Health Career Exploration Summer Program, and CareerLinking Academy in Bethlehem and Allentown. These programs focus on increasing graduation rates in high risk populations, improving English language skills for English as a Second Language Learners (ESL), increasing enrollment in post-secondary education and teaching employability skills. Our goals are to break the cycle of poverty and diversify the healthcare workforce in the Lehigh Valley. To date, we have served over 700 individuals in our programs.