May 31 – Generation Schools is committed to building partnerships to accelerate the academic and personal growth of students and is working to ensure that all students are able to pursue their dreams.
One such partnership is with the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health Science Academy: an after-school science enrichment program for high school students from their sophomore through senior year. Located at SUNY Downstate, academically talented college-bound students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences (e.g., medicine, nursing, public health, and research) are recruited from Brooklyn Generation. Academy Scholars come from groups that have been historically under-served and under-represented in the health sciences and higher education.
Pictured with Dr. Edgar O. Mandeville, Harlem Hospital’s Chief of Ob/Gyn are the June 2012 Arthur Ashe graduates, Shane Griffith, Yahua Clemons and Johnny Baez. All three seniors participated in a rigorous, credit-bearing Medical Intensive as 9th graders with Mrs. Michele Hill (pictured on the right). Dr. Mandeville hosted the students during one of their College & Career Intensives.
Each is pursuing their dream career in the medical field:
Johnny Baez – Dreams of becoming a cardiologist
Major: Biology, Buffalo State
Yashua Clemons – Dreams of becoming a sports medicine doctor
Major: Biology, Guilford University
Shane Griffith – Dreams of becoming a pediatric practitioner specializing in nutrition
Major: Nursing, Queensborough Community College