A group of local high school students visited Orlando Health on July 13 to have career discussions with team members from Talent Management & Strategic Planning.
Ten students who excel academically and are successful in their extracurricular activities are participating in a pilot program this summer called the Elevation Scholars Program, to receive mentoring from Orlando Health leaders.
The Elevation Foundation is the philanthropic endeavor of several local businesses and philanthropists working to transform distressed communities and address educational inequality among high-performing students from low income families.
There are 150 students at three area Title 1 high schools participating in its programs and many of the students expressed an interest in the field of medicine but lack a helpful healthcare network that can guide them or share experience in the industry.
“Our hope is that by facilitating meaningful experiences and beneficial relationships we can help these high-performing students access their dreams of serving others in the field of medicine,” says Wendy Radeka, corporate director, Talent.