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Horizons

Horizons is a three-year program for 10th-12th grade students at MC2STEM and Lincoln West High Schools, public schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In August, sophomore students from these high schools are invited to complete an application explaining why they wish to participate in the program. From this pool, sixteen participants are selected.

The core curriculum runs once a week on Monday afternoons from Sept-Nov in the fall, with a 3 week break, for 11th and 12th graders, during which participants shadow medical students and physicians, tour the campus, and learn about a specified health topic from various angles. These health topics are unique to each grade level and include sexual and reproductive health for 11th graders and drug and alcohol abuse for 12th graders. As a new addition this year, we will also run once a week in the spring from Jan-Feb for 10th and 11th graders, with diabetes as the main focus for 10th graders and sports medicine and heart health for 11th graders. As part of their exploration of these health topics, participants engage in their own IQ teams, learn relevant anatomy, interact with patients, and create a public service announcement (PSA). After the conclusion of the core curriculum, we hold monthly mentorship activities to reunite family members in a more relaxed atmosphere, such as a movie and pizza night, a trip to the Doc Opera, and other various fun and educational events.

For more information, visit http://horizons.case.edu or email horizons.cwru@gmail.com.