Our mission is to address the problems of poor healthcare, low health literacy, violence, lack of access to quality healthcare providers, and systemic injustices that have plagued our communities for generations. We focus on empowering underrepresented minority youth to become trained in recognizing and responding to the most prevalent life threatening emergency scenarios while being exposed to health related careers, in hopes of increasing representation in the field of medicine. We aim to sustainably combat pervasive health care disparities that more commonly impact the underserved communities we work with.
To implement nationally widespread medical career pipeline programs that provide students with tangible skills needed to respond to common emergency scenarios that they will face while providing students with the exposure and mentorship needed to successfully become healthcare providers in their communities.
Our team has focused its outreach attention on delivering this education program to local high schools on Chicago’s South and West Side. We find that providing these skills to students of high school age is of vital importance to strengthen the next generation of community members and leaders who can bridge the intergenerational gaps in health knowledge. Our team also provides this program in other community settings such as churches, conferences, and community fairs to provide training to larger communal groups. So far, we've trained well over 2,500 students and adults.