By OBSERVER Newsroom

The local Yes2Kollege Minority Health Professions Mentor Program (MHPMP) Summer Job Shadow Opportunities will return for a ninth year, aimed at providing opportunities for African American students and parents.

The program will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers will utilize available technology to present the job shadows virtually.

Applications are due by July 5, 2022.  Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis. Sign up now to reserve a space. The event will begin July 11.

African American health professional mentors will bring one-hour presentations with allotted time for questions/answers. Each mentor will share his/her life, education and career story, with the hopes of inspiring participants to follow in their footsteps, while offering support and guidance. 

Each student who participates will receive a $100 Amazon gift card upon participating in eight job shadow opportunities and completing a survey of questions following each shadow.

“This is a great opportunity for any youth interested in learning more about health professions and the possibilities for building early relationships with African American professionals who look like you,” shared Yes2Kollege founder, Sharon Chandler. 

For more information or to request an application, call (916) 230-1631.