HOPE is a career pathways program designed to aid underrepresented high school students explore careers in healthcare. The one-day sessions occur on Saturdays during the academic year. During HOPE, high school students are paired with a college mentor that encourages and guides the students as they research health care careers and post-secondary education opportunities. Throughout the session, students engage in various interactive curricular activities, including panel discussions, CPR and ultrasound simulation and UW Med Flight tours. Sessions conclude with students designing a map to a career that most interests them.
Who We Serve
HOPE is designed for underrepresented high school students that participate in the following community organizations and programs:
- Boys and Girls Club AVID/TOPS Program
- UW-Madison PEOPLE Program & Information Technology Academy
- Centro Hispano
- Middle College
- Mann Scholars
- Urban League of Greater Madison
AHECP organizes all HOPE sessions by designing hands-on activities, coordinate with healthcare panelists to serve on career panels and facilitate the career mapping exercise. Students also receive internship readiness overview to prepare for summer internships, along with information on how to request job shadows for careers they are interested in at UW Health.
How to Get Involved
- I’d like to volunteer as a healthcare professional panelist at HOPE
- I’d like to volunteer to host a job shadow
- I’d like to volunteer to host an intern
- If you would like to support HOPE, but do not have time to volunteer, you may make a donation through UW Foundation. Use this form to set up a payroll deduction.