Upcoming Events

All events are open to any rising 9th-12th grade students, unless otherwise noted.

Careers in healthcare are leading the way in new jobs and stable employment. Explore health sciences programs available at Edgecombe Community College. Open to Edgecombe and Nash County rising high school seniors or Early College seniors / super seniors. You will earn CPR and Stop the Bleed certifications, participate in hands-on healthcare activities and simulations, and tour ECU Health Edgecombe Hospital.

When: June 10th-14th, 2024 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Edgecombe Community College

For more information and to register, click here.

Do you know how to respond to a health emergency? Would you like to learn more about careers in emergency medicine? During this event, participants will have the opportunity to engage with a former trauma nurse, paramedics, and EMTs. You will also learn how to stop a bleed, use a tourniquet, and potentially save someone’s life (after this training you will be certified in Stop the Bleed and can add to your resume). From hearing incredible real-life stories to touring emergency vehicles, this day is sure to bring your adrenaline up!

When: June 19th, 2024 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location: Area L AHEC

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Thinking about a career in health care but not sure which one? Join us at UNC Health Nash for Classrooms 2 Careers to learn more about the endless possibilities in the healthcare field! Participants will have the opportunity to speak with healthcare professionals, engage in hands-on simulations, and tour multiple hospital departments. Open to rising 9th-12th grade students in Nash County.

When: June 22nd, 2024 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: UNC Health Nash

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Thinking about a career in health care but not sure which one? Join us at ECU Health North Hospital for Summer Health Careers Boot Camp to learn more about the endless possibilities in the healthcare field! Participants will have the opportunity to speak with healthcare professionals, engage in hands-on activities, and interact with our public safety professionals (EMS, fire, law enforcement).
Open to rising 10th-12th grade students in Halifax and Northampton County.

When: June 27th, 2024 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location: ECU Health North

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The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) course trains participants to recognize and respond to several life-threatening emergencies, deliver proper CPR, and use an AED. Upon completion of this training, participants will earn a BLS certification that is valid for two years. Learn more about BLS here.

When: July 9th, 2024 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Area L AHEC

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During this event, high school students and families will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from community colleges, private universities, hospitals, and community health centers within Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson counties. Participants will also learn more about financial opportunities available and hear from a local health care professional!

When: July 13th, 2024 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Location: Area L AHEC

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This course exposes students to the foundational principles of service and leadership within health care, volunteering, healthcare skills, health careers, underserved populations, and legal/ethical issues in health care.

To take the course, register here.

Thanks to a partnership between Area L AHEC and the Foundation YMCA of Wilson, middle school students enrolled in the Y-GIG program can take part in our afterschool 10-week program, Collegiate Health Careers Exploration. From August 23rd to November 1st students will join us at Barton College to learn about college life and health careers! From playing volleyball on center campus to touring an ambulance, students have a blast!

For more information and to enroll in the Y-GIG, click here.