Every day, people deliver presentations at City of Hope about their discoveries. It is not every day, though, that those presenters are high school students.
On Aug. 10, more than 20 teen-agers presented the team projects they created as part of their recent experiences at City of Hope. For the previous seven weeks, the students — all from Duarte or Monrovia — participated in the Summer High School Program at City of Hope.
The program required students to attend lectures and tours, as well as volunteer for 20 hours in various campus departments.
“I didn’t want to be a couch potato this summer, so I attended the school career fair where I learned about this program,” said Daniel Colin, incoming junior at Duarte High School. “I chose to apply to the City of Hope Summer High School Program because I am interested in medicine and knew I would get a lot of exposure to various medical-related jobs.”
The seven-week Summer High School Program gave students an understanding of the daily operations of the hospital and research centers. Students listened to City of Hope employees talk about their departments and occupations.
“Duarte High School, in partnership with City of Hope, continues to develop a successful Summer High School Program,” said Kristen Pugh, associate vice president, Government and Community Relations. “We hope to increase the program’s visibility in the community for the future.”
Students capped off their experience by presenting team projects addressing health disparities and healthy communities at a graduation luncheon.
For more information about the City of Hope Summer High School Program, contact Patient, Family and Community Education at ext. 62682.