Students Participate in Dream Makers Ceremony

Some 110 students from six participating schools will participate in the Dream Makers graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 12.

Dream Makers is an after school health careers club sponsored by the UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) Office of Diversity. The club introduces middle school students to career paths associated with the health sciences. Students and health professionals from the UNM HSC and community professionals, stimulate student interest in science and math and increase their knowledge of medicine and health through presentations and hands on activities.

For the second year in a row, the club has been offered to high school students in New Mexico’s rural communities. Students have received information and exposure to various professions in the healthcare field, while strengthening their academic preparedness.

Dream Makers is continuing to expand into rural areas as part of 2009 legislative funding.

The 110 students are from seven participating schools:

Hayes Middle School McKinley Middle School Las Vegas Memorial Middle School Native American Community Academy Las Vegas Robertson High School Pine Hill Schools Taft Middle School

Graduation will be Tuesday, May 12 at the UNM Continuing Education Auditorium on University NE, between 4-5:30 p.m.

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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