Students from Benjamin Carson High School partner with Wayne State University medical students and Tamarack Camps for community outreach and team-building day!

Armed with their theme “A Caring Courageous Community,” Ben Carson High School for Science and Medicine students recently visited Children’s Hospital and Spain Elementary-Middle School to spark an interest in volunteerism in students.  At Children’s Hospital, Ben Carson students toured the facility and talked with volunteer department staff members to learn the requirements of working at this specialized facility.  At Spain, BCHS students participated in team-building activities with 8th grade students.

Ben Carson students also participated in workshop sessions hosted by Raising Our Community’s Knowledge (ROCK), an organization founded by medical students at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The group actively works to educate people in and around Detroit through interactive presentations about common health issues plaguing the community. BCHS students participated in sessions on obesity, health careers and drugs.

The excitement was taken to another level with the Tamarack Camps’ staff members who have a unique ability to engage students in educational and fun experiences.  BCHS students had an opportunity to build school community and grow as individuals through group challenges.  Students discovered how to work together, navigate through obstacles and to use their problem-solving skills.

 Note: Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine is now enrolling students for fall 2013. There are 125 slots for 9th grade and 35 slots for 10th grade slots. To download an application for Ben Carson visit detroitk12.org/schools or bencarsonhs.com.

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