Usher’s New Look (UNL)
Based in Atlanta, Usher’s New Look (UNL) is a unique leadership program that works with under-resourced youth during their formative years to set them up for a lifetime of success. Usher’s New Look (https://ushersnewlook.org) recognized the immediacy of the need to empower youth with health information and incorporated the HEAT Corps curriculum into their programs this past summer. HEAT Corps looks forward to expanding its partnership with UNL during the current academic year which will include utilizing student leaders as co-educators/facilitators in the program, developing peer-to-peer training and mentoring, establishing a certification program, and seeking joint funding opportunities.
Hopkins Summer 2020 Virtual Youth Engagement Program
In addition to our focus on partnering with schools, organizations like Baltimore’s YouthWorks (https://youthworks.oedworks.com) partnered with YouthWorks, JHU’s summer jobs program, typically provides five-week job experiences across the Hopkins campuses. During summer 2020, these students participated in a virtual program that included job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, academic enrichment and skills training plus HEAT Corps sessions.
2 COVID-19 Virtual Town Halls at Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos was featured in two COVID-19 Town Halls centered around community health in indigenous communities. These webinars focused on COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout.