The BEAM team
Project BEAM is an initiative moulded from the desire and the need to educate inner-city youth with the end goal of increasing their health literacy, along with the health literacy of their community as a whole.
By presenting updated and Physician approved health educational information regarding the prevalence, incidence, pathophysiology and clinical manifestation of different diseases, we can produce desirable outcomes that may lead to the reduction of health disparities among the community as a whole.
[Project Beam] gives the medical student the opportunity to connect with the community they will be serving from the their 1st year/beginning. Also increasing their ability to engage the community and build trust. The student gets first hand an understanding of the challenges communities like this face and it changes the type of physician they become. More humble and well-rounded.Maria L. Soto-Greene, MD
Project Beam is exposing the students of GOLCS(Great Oaks Legacy Charter HS) and local schools to an out of the classroom education with real world health awareness igniting a love for science and a ‘I can do and be ANYTHING’ attitude towards their life goals.Karma B. Warren, M.D.
Improving Health Literacy and Cultivating Awareness
OUR FOUNDATIONAL PILLARS
Our primary goal is for the lessons we teach to be practical and relevant for our students. Ultimately, we hope to increase their understanding of health concepts.
Project BEAM places educators in a unique position as role models and mentors for the high school students during our sessions. High School students look to educators as a guide. In addition, educators learn from the students.
A secondary goal of our sessions is that the practical knowledge will permeate to families and anyone in direct contact with our students indirectly increasing their understanding of health.
By working directly within the schools, Project Beam makes a stronger impact through increased accessibility and decreased discomfort.
The development, creation, and implementation of our learning sessions instills creative ways for our participants and educators to develop as leaders.
Through continuous, long term interaction with students, educators will be able to develop their interpersonal skills by building strong, meaningful relationships with the students and teachers they engage with.
OUR PROGRAM’S AFFILIATE SCHOOLS