Reach Out to Youth
Wayne State University, MSU, University of Toledo, Oakland University
Elementary school students
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issue Addressed
Attracting individuals who have not yet entered the workforce / labor force to work in a healthcare profession
The Reach Out to Youth (ROTY) is a medical profession exploration program for children ages 7 - 11 and their parents. It is a Saturday workshop held at Wayne State University School of Medicine, MSU College of Human Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine by each school's current medical students. Children take part in hands-on experiments while parents learn about educational resources to help their families be successful. The purpose of the program is to expose elementary school children and their families to careers in medicine.