April 26, 2017 | The Allied Health Academy is excited to celebrate the end of its first year of programming at Western High School! In celebration of the program’s first expansion site, we hosted an end of the year get-together where everyone could reflect upon all the growth and success of the program. For next year, AHA is excited to provide more opportunities and activities to help guide students towards their future goals!
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.
On April 24, 2017, Magnolia High School students will be participating in an event hosted by Anaheim’s Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) program. In partnership with Kaiser Permanete, the AIME program is looking to empower students in the Anaheim Union High School District succeed in their future goals and aspirations.
The introductory meeting will provide students an overview of the program and for Kaiser Permanente professionals to interact with students applying for the summer program. For more details about the event, please refer to the flyers attached below!
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!
Febuary 8, 2017 | Students learned a brief overview about the social determinants of health and how it connects to individuals in society. Students watched a video about two different people who experienced different health outcomes because of their personal background. Students worked together to map out a plan and presented on improvements/resources that are needed in each area of society.
February 1, 2017 | The goal of this workshop was for students to create and build new relationships by connecting with current Allied Health Academy college students from Cypress College and Cal State Fullerton.
Students were gathered in a circle to discuss what motivates them to succeed and the barriers they will face along their road to success. As each student shared their thoughts, they expressed how they related to each other and found that they are all connected.
Students learned more about allied health career options and how to be successful throughout college. We had a great time! Thank you to our amazing mentors from Cypress and CSUF!
January 17, 2017 | This week’s workshop encouraged students to identify their purpose and values in relation to careers in the community.
Students engaged in meaningful discussions about their gifts, talents, family, and community. HS students read brief biographical statements about graduate students who shared about their family background, community and career of interest. HS students learned how graduate students connect these concepts to their future careers and learned that they also share many similarities with them as well. HS students wrote letters of inspiration to the graduate students.
December 14 | Western High School’s Allied Health Academy closed out 2016 with a Holiday Celebration & Reflection workshop.
We celebrated with food, discussions, and the marshmallow team building activity. Happy holidays, Pios! See you next year in 2017!