Springfield College Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement Hosts Health Professions Pathways and Social Justice Summer Academy

The Springfield College Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement is seeking socially conscious high school and middle school students to participate in the Health Professions Pathways and Social Justice Summer Academy.

The Springfield College Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement is seeking socially conscious high school and middle school students to participate in the Health Professions Pathways and Social Justice Summer Academy.

 

The Springfield College Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement is seeking socially conscious high school and middle school students to participate in the Health Professions Pathways and Social Justice Summer Academy. The high school academy will take place from June 28 through July 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The middle school academy will run from July 6 through July 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2017 Social Justice Summer Academy Photo Gallery

2016 Social Justice Summer Academy Photo Gallery

This year’s program will bring together more than 20 area rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school students, and 20 area rising eighth and ninth graders. Hosted on the Springfield College campus, the academy will provide students with a forum to become a catalyst for social, political, health, and environmental change in their communities.

Attendees will spend time working in small learning communities exploring the concept of social justice through self-reflection, team-building activities, organizing, self-expression, and critical thinking through a variety of discussions and projects. In addition, participants will specifically explore issues of social justice in health and engaging in health professions education with a goal of addressing social justice issues.

Interested students must apply to be considered for participation in the program. For more information, go to springfield.edu/summeracademy and click the red apply button at the bottom of the webpage. The tuition cost for high school students to participate is $50, while the tuition for middle schoolers is $40. A limited number of partial scholarships are available to support enrollment of qualified applicants.

For questions or more information, please contact Lisa Holm at lholm@springfield.edu or (413) 748-3050.

Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.