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Faces for the Future Mentors Students in Health Care Careers
Outfitted in blue scrubs, Madison Badger knocked on the rooms throughout the maternity ward and offered water to the mothers.
At 17, Madison is years younger than the full-time staff at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward. But this is where she feels she belongs. Having successfully battled leukemia in middle school, she wants to become a pediatric oncologist. As the daughter of a single mother who didn’t attend college, however, she did not always have a clear path.
That’s where Faces for the Future comes in.
Since 2000, Faces for the Future has let hundreds of high-school students in the East Bay and elsewhere in California test out their interest in health care in hospitals. As volunteers, the students are paired with mentors in the field. They work among patients, take field trips to local colleges, have access to tutoring, and receive lots of personal support from local counselors and teachers. And they earn academic credit along the way.
Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Originally published by San Francisco Chronicle