Youth Medical Board
The role of the Youth Medical Board (YMB) is to properly represent the needs and opinions of the youth with regard to their healthcare career goals while they are attending Benjamin Banneker Academy. The YMB will be educated on health, hygiene and lifestyle issues that directly or indirectly relate to them and their community. The YMB will be charged with educating their peers on securing their overall health and well-being.
Trainings will be held to assist the YMB as well.
HIV/AIDS 101 - After completing this course students will be able to:
•Summarize STD/HIV trends locally and nationally
•Describe common STDs and their symptoms
•Describe the relationship between HIV and other STDs
•Describe which behaviors are high-risk for STD and HIV transmission
•Provide clear and simple risk-reduction messages about STDs to young adults
•Learn how to appropriately respond to sexuality questions asked by youth
Peer to Peer Counseling – After completing this course, students will:
•Feel empowered by their knowledge about helping others and the information they will receive about seeking help.
•Students will learn some of the theory behind peer counseling, as well as different forms of counseling.
•Students will be able to discuss the role of a peer counselor, as well as understand the limitations of a peer counselor.
•Successfully spread awareness and counseling to their peers
•Speak to their peers about health and health awareness
Career Building/Medical Professions – After completing this seminar:
•Students will have a better knowledge of different careers that are in the Medical Profession
•Know tips and strategies for resume building, college applications and personal statements.
•Be able to map out their educational/career goals.