Project PUSH (Pick-Up Sports & Health)
PUSH sees pick-up sports as an untapped vector in which medical students are able to engage with local youth and use the shared language of sports to build rapport, trust, and mentorship. PUSH is committed to fostering partnerships with existing community organizations to gain insight into youth needs and leverage the incredible grassroots work already established.
Through Pick Up Sports and engaging age-appropriate health lessons, we will motivate students – traditionally underrepresented in medicine - to pursue post-secondary education, enter the field of medicine, and promote health equity amongst a diverse patient population in Upper Manhattan.
Youth in Harlem/Washington Heights are equipped to lead healthy lives and empowered to pursue health professions.
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