Join the Youth Health Care Awareness Cohort: Open to Senior High School Students


Encouraging youth to learn about health care disparities in their communities 

We are looking for 20 high school seniors interested in health care, equity and equality justice to learn how health outcomes affect African American and Indigenous people from diverse experts in the health care field.

The Youth Health Care Awareness Cohort is FREE to join and requires that students:

diverse group of people
  • Just graduated 12th grade or are going to be seniors in the new school year
  • Be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.5 or better), have volunteer experience and identify as a person of color. 
  • Apply with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, spiritual leader or community organization. 
  • Write a two-paragraph statement on why you have interest in the health care field.
  • Send applications by 11:59pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Benefits of Joining the Youth Health Care Awareness Cohort to Students:

  • 5 Unique Classes (5pm – 8pm every Wednesday; June or September 2021)
  • CPR/First Aid Training (online)
  • $75 Stipend upon completion
  • Certificate of completion
  • Lunch
  • Networking with diverse students and teachers
  • Build health care advocacy knowledge & vocabulary
  • The opportunity to show extracurricular activity for higher education or future employment
  • Free

How to Apply to the Youth Health Care Awareness Cohort 

Email applications by end of day Thursday, April 1, 2021, to:
Sameerah Bilal-Roby |

For any questions, please email:
Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra

This cohort program is sponsored by: 
Cultural Wellness Center (CWC) | Wilder's African American Babies Coalition and Projects (AABC) | Ignited Faces of Beauty (IFOB)