Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 9:14 am
Reposted from Nogales International Tuesday, July 30 2013.
The Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center, which hosts high school-based Future Healthcare Leaders clubs in communities including Nogales and Rio Rico, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.
The foundation’s mission is to foster equity and opportunity for women and girls, and it awarded the grant to SEAHEC as a result of its successful model for encouraging young people to pursue college education and health careers.
“With the recent award from the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, SEAHEC would like to reach out to more students and help them make their life dreams into life plans,” the organization said in a news release.
The Future Healthcare Leaders program is “grounded in the belief that communities which develop solid pathways to professional development for their youth are more likely to benefit from those youth returning to serve the needs of their own people,” it said.
SEAHEC clubs include meetings with health professions role models and university tours. The organization also provides one-on-one financial aid sessions with college-bound students and parents.
Since 1985, SEAHEC has served Santa Cruz, Cochise and Pima counties. Learn more about the organization at seahec.org, or contact the local office at 1171 W. Target Range Road in Nogales at (520) 287-4722.