The Winston Lake YMCA Health Careers Achievers Program is a collaborative initiative with the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the Winston Lake YMCA. This program annually enrolls 20 to 25 underrepresented minority high school students to participate in a four-week health careers program that includes:
- touring parts of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
- researching major disease states
- gaining exposure to the array of health careers
At the end of the program, students make presentations to the community about their research, thus not only educating themselves and their peers, but the community as well.