December 6, 2017 | Students from Western HS attended the after school program. We started the day with ice breakers and team building activities! Afterwards, students were paired up to work on their interview skills through the mock interview exercises. Students took turns being the interviewer and the interviewee. By the end, students got a chance to reflect on their strengths and understand the improvements that they need to make.
November 8, 2017 | Students at Western HS learned about the major of Human Services. They watched videos and participated in activities that explained the different career options in the field. College mentors from CSUF’s Allied Health Academy participated in discussions with the high school students.
October 26, 2017 | Students at Magnolia HS learned skills and techniques on how to be prepared for the college going process. During this workshop, many students finalized the list of schools they plan to apply to.
October 25, 2017 | Western High School’s Allied Health Academy recently had a special guest, George from OCAPICA’s Youth Employment Program, host a Resume Building workshop! Students learned fundamental and key components of writing and revising resumes, which they can use to build and continuously develop their professional profiles.
October 12, 2017 | In one of our very first workshops of the year, students were introduced to the subject of health – what it is, why it’s important, and how it can be influenced by a number of factors. The students were put into groups and created posters that defined health and identified components that would make an individual and a community healthy. After presenting, the groups were read aloud several case scenarios and had to explain whether the person mentioned in the case was considered healthy or unhealthy, based on what they previously discussed with the whole group.
October 10, 2017 | Educational Talent Search hosted a college research workshop at Magnolia HS! Students utilized the chrome books in our College and Career Resource Center to do research on potential college options. Some of the senior students started their college applications during this workshop. Special thanks to ETS for hosting a successful workshop!
April 12, 2017 | In this workshop, Western High School students were able to gain a better understanding of the human body by playing the game, Organ Attack! With the main objective to remove your opponents’ organs before they remove yours, the fast-paced game helped students learn more about the functions of different organs and some of the afflictions that can negatively affect each organ.
March 2, 2017 | For this week’s workshop, Magnolia High School students were introduced to the physical therapy career where they gained a better understanding of the responsibilities and qualifications of the profession.
After the presentation, students were then able to apply some of the resistance band exercises physical therapists utilize on a daily basis. The exercises taught students how different exercises can be used to relieve pain in different areas of the body, such as in the knee or shoulder.
February 16, 2017 | HAPI-YEP and the Allied Health Academy partnered up to educate students at Magnolia HS. They were given a brief overview about the health risks associated with smoking and gained a better perspective about the risks of vaping/e-cigarettes. Students were able to voice their opinions by “telling” smokers (strangers, family, and/or friends) how they feel about smoking.
February 14, 2017 | This week’s workshop allowed for Magnolia HS students to connect and establish new relationships with current Allied Health Academy college students from Cypress College and Cal State Fullerton.
Students formed a circle and discussed different topics such as their definitions of success, the factors that motivate them, and barriers that they will face in the future. As students shared their thoughts, they all discovered how they’re all connected to one another.
Through these meaningful discussions, students were able to gain a stronger understanding of potential careers in allied health and the steps they need to make to succeed in the future. Thank you so much for the mentors from Cypress and CSUF to take time out of their busy schedules to talk to us!