Reach out to youth runs every year completely in-kind donations from Wayne State School of Medicine, Detroit Medical Society, St. John Hospital, BMA Alumni, as well as other local businesses. We continue to thank our current and previous donors for their continued admiration and support of this phenominal program. Without their help, we would not be able to continue our legacy of educating and motivating youth towards careers in medicine.
The Reach Out to Youth program targets students ages 7-11 who aspire towards careers in medicine and parents interested in maximizing their child’s educational potential. Parents and children will each participate in a day of separate workshops. Parent workshops will focus on obesity, healthy lifestyles, and “Preparing Your Child for Medical School”. Students will participate in interactive small group sessions in Anatomy, Physiology, and Clinical Medicine. These workshops are designed to motivate students and lead them to careers in the medical profession, as well as educate them on the science behind healthy living and eating.
Reach Out to Youth (ROTY) is an annual event held here at the WSU SOM that targets Detroit Public School students underrepresented in the fields of science and medicine, specifically those of African-American, Latin American, and Native American decent. Students ages 7-11 are invited to the School of Medicine for a daylong workshop program taught by medical students and faculty. ROTY strives to raise awareness about the medical profession and motivate student interest in the sciences. Volunteers will have an opportunity to communicate medical career options to students and teach mini workshops on the subjects of Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Medicine. Co-Curricular credit is provided for Parent Escorts, Tour Guides, Teachers, and the Orientation Session.