Healers of Tomorrow on track for college and health careers
By Colleen Keane
Special to the Times
ALBUQUERQUE, May 22, 2014
While researchers often point to a number of reasons why students drop out of school - from lack of money to inadequate preparation - Anthony Fleg, puts his attention on why they stay.
(Special to the Times - Colleen Keane)
Amin Eizadkhah, a UNM pharmacy student, expresses his appreciation for the opportunity to mentor Daniel Albert during the 2014 Healers of Tomorrow graduation May 3.
MIDDLE: Daniel Albert accepts a certificate of completion from his mentor, Amin Eizadkhah, a UNM pharmacy student, during the 2014 Healers of Tomorrow graduation May 3.
BOTTOM: Iris Sisneros holds up her Healers of Tomorrow Certificate of Completion with her mentor, UNM student Anissa Gallegos, standing beside her during the 2014 Healers of Tomorrow graduation May 3.
He's a family physician and one of the coordinators of the Native Health Initiative (NHI), a community-based youth leadership program.
"When youth are given high standards, they will live up to high standards," Fleg said as he made copies of certificates he was about to pass out to eight high school students who completed the 2nd Healers of Tomorrow program.
The program provides a bridge to college for high school students interested in health professions.
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