Young at Heart Service Learning
This service learning initiative grew out of ongoing volunteer work at PB Young Elementary School in Norfolk.
The school is located in Young Terrace, which is the largest public housing project in state of Virginia. The students epitomize the segment of the U.S. population that is underserved by our current healthcare systems. Participants in this service learning program serve and work with administrators and educators in the school, and under their supervision conduct several research and quality improvement tasks. The goal of the project is to provide a structured and safe environment for the children in this community, and provide supplementary instruction in exercise, nutrition, foundational education, and the fine arts.
Some feedback from students:
“…the faculty is comprised of some of the most dedicated people I have ever worked with.”
“…just as important for us as it is for the kids. …these kids have such great potential.”
Learn more about EVMS Medical Education Service Learning requirements.