The Health Occupations Club was established in 2017 with the mission to develop a way for high school students to gain awareness of health concerns in their environment, guide anyone in need by enhancing their knowledge on how to gain professional skills, offer educational guidance, and create a stronger bond in the community.
The idea for the Health Occupations Club came from a group of high school students from the Allied Health Academy at Western High School. The program coordinator asked the students, “How can we improve the program?” The group of students in the room made suggestions and agreed that starting a student club would get more students involved in the program and would give students the opportunity to take on leadership roles within the Allied Health Academy. During the end of the 2016-17 academic year, the students worked together to establish the club. Throughout the summer of 2017, the students spent time planning for the upcoming school year and even attended a leadership retreat hosted by OCAPICA’s Allied Health Academy. The club gained a teacher advisor from the ROP Medical Careers/Sports Medicine class and the club was ready to start! OCAPICA’s Allied Health Academy believes that the main purpose of the club is to give students the chance to lead, grow, and have a voice in their education. This is done by creating a sense of community and by giving full control to the student leaders to plan and opportunities for their peers. Thank you to everyone for making this idea into a reality!
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