Helping students explore careers in Health Care
STRIDE provides opportunities for high school students to immerse themselves in professional experiences where they have the opportunity to observe, communicate, and assist healthcare professionals. It is our goal to help build Michigan’s future healthcare workforce by engaging students in job shadowing experience.
A STRIDE experience is a way for students to foster professional conversation, develop networking skills, and an opportunity to be a part of public service. Because of that we believe it’s a valuable experience for ALL students regardless of their interest level in becoming a healthcare professional.
Initially, STRIDE launched to help students explore careers in dental hygiene by connecting them with an opportunity to job shadow a program called SEAL! Michigan--a statewide oral health program that provides dental screenings and sealants to students.
STRIDE is expanding to offer additional health professional shadowing that students would like to explore. Please reach out to us whether you are student looking to gain experience or a teacher or administrator looking for opportunities for your students. We would love to partner with you to make that happen.
Jennifer Bott, STRIDE Program Coordinator
This project has been funded by the Michigan Health Council in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services