K-12 Grade Outreach Programs
Glendale Project in Health
The Glendale Project is a partnership between the School of Medicine and Youth Teaching Youth program. Youth Teaching Youth presents intensive science enrichment activities to high risk middle school students throughout the school year as an after school program, as well as during the summer. Students with an interest in science and health sciences volunteer to participate.
While the project has excelled in core sciences activities, it has lacked a health science component. The School of Medicine fills this gap by presenting monthly after school workshops on human anatomy and tools of medicine.
Eighty-six percent of Glendale students come from homes below the poverty level. Sixty-five percent of the students are ethnically diverse with 5% American Indian, 36% Hispanic, 19% Pacific Islander, and 5% African American. Glendale SAT scores are in the eighteenth percentile. Our efforts at Glendale focus on academic enrichment and mentorship support.
Contact Chris Harris at 801-585-3724 for more information.