Young people are a powerful force for a healthy future when they are organized and engaged with a vision of social change. With that in mind, Suburban Hospital’s youth projects encourage the young leaders through a wide array of programs, including Medical Exploring, which introduces high school students interested in pursuing medical careers to different facets of the medical profession. This also gives them the opportunity to participate in grassroots community service projects.
Other programs include Safe Sitter, which trains children 11 to 13 year old in safe procedures and business aspects of babysitting, and Check It Out, a breast cancer awareness program for female high school students. Other youth activities organized by the Suburban Hospital Health and Wellness Department include tours of the hospital, teen activities in local community centers, and hosting young choral groups to sing for the patients in the hospital. The goal of Suburban’s youth initiatives is to educate, motivate, and empower young people.
For more information, call 301.896.3939.