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Pathways for K-12

Within Reach

Within Reach is an inspirational program designed to expose high school and college students to a range of health care careers as well as regional higher education programs that can help them get there.

Health Professions Enrichment Program (HPEP)

In partnership with Virginia Tech’s College Access Collaborative, VTCSOM administers the Health Professions Enrichment Program (HPEP), an educational outreach program for 40 high-potential 9th and 10th-grade students who are passionate about science and health-related careers.

Achievable Dream High School Partnership

The Virginia Tech-Achievable Dream Academy partnership was established in 2009 to help Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia achieve its goals related to college access, success and student diversity.  Achievable Dream high schoolers visit VTCSOM annually, and participate in hands-on/ minds-on STEM enrichment activities that focus on health careers.

Renaissance Academy

In collaboration with Roanoke City Public Schools, the Renaissance Academy is a program designed to engage middle and high school African American males in a series of college trips, community service, job shadowing, workshops and events promoting academic, social and financial skills.

The Elle Academy

The Elle Academy is the “sister” program to the Renaissance Academy for African-American female youth. 

Opportunities for engagement at Virginia Tech

Uplifting Black Men Pre-College Program and Conference

The Pre-College Program is exclusively for students in grades 10 and 11, and includes interactive sessions and activities to help students prepare for college. Contact: Mary Grace Campos, mcampos@vt.edu, 540-231-7027. 

Junior MANRRS Leadership Institute

Ninth and tenth grade students are invited to apply to attend the Junior Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Institute - a weekend of hands-on, minds-on workshops that highlight careers in agriculture, environmental science, life sciences, and natural resources. Contact: Mary Grace Campos, mcampos@vt.edu, 540-231-7027.