Teen Health Promoters
The Teen Health Promoters program of the Latin American Youth Center, trains high-school aged youth to be peer health educators and participate in paid clinical or educational internships with local clinics, hospitals, and school.
Participants will have the choice to apply to one of two tracks: the clinical internship track or the SWAT Peer Education track, as listed below.
Clinical Intern track
For this track of THP, participants will build skills around many different health topics. During the second half the program, clinical interns will learn clinical skills (such as vital sign collection, CPR, and First Aid) and then will be placed in a clinic or hospital to work one day per week (continuing to attend health workshops one day a week as well).
Sexual Wellness Advocacy by Teens (SWAT) Peer Educator track
For this track of THP, participants will build skills specifically around educating peers about sexual health topics. During the second half of the program, SWAT Peer Educators will assist an LAYC youth developer in planning and leading a weekly SWAT program for other youth at a local school or community site.
This program creates a welcoming environment for teen patients and students and exposes the teen health promoters to the health field. THP trains participants to become professionals in a clinical or health education settings, and to serve as role models in the community while gaining valuable experience.
The Inter-American Development Bank-DC Solidarity Program supports LAYC's Teen Health Promoters. Please visit http://www.iadb.org/solidarityprogram for more information.