LANCASTER, Calif., May 10, 2018 — On Wednesday, May 9, 47 students from the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) graduated from the 2nd Annual Medical Exploring Post in the Antelope Valley hosted by Kaiser Permanente
Exploring is Learning for Life’s
career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21 years-old. Exploring is all about helping young adults make more informed decisions about future careers and determine which career is the right one for them.
Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley physicians and employees volunteered their time to provide real-world career experiences for the explorers to help them gain practical knowledge in the medical field through a variety of activities.
As a youth-led program, students organized monthly meetings including hands-on learning presentations, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices, community service projects, CPR training, and a final educational field trip to the California Science Center.
“Kaiser Permanente is proud to be a host for the Medical Exploring Program,” adds Amy Wiese, Community Benefit Manager, Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley. “With this program, we want to inspire the next generation of medical professionals who will serve the communities they grew up in.”
During the graduation ceremony, local Kaiser Permanente, AVUHSD, and community leaders were in attendance to extend their congratulations during a graduation ceremony where students shared their experiences, as well as, a special video presentation and demonstration.
The Medical Exploring Post 661 hosted by Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is one of many youth workforce development programs, including Hippocrates Circle for middle school students and our Volunteer Program for high school students and beyond.
Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is currently accepting applications for the next Medical Exploring Post, which will be held during the 2018-2019 school year. Applications can be downloaded at kp.org/antelopevalley
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share