Parktree staff praise LIFE students.

Thuy Ho with her onsite host, Vanessa Enriquez.

Thuy Ho with her onsite host, Vanessa Enriquez.

The LIFE program has continued to grow with a new cohort of students which began this summer. Two of those students are Thuy Ho and Francesca Barron who were placed at ParkTree Community Health Center in Ontario. Both students attend Chaffey Joint Union High School and will soon complet 60-80 hours of LIFE (Learning Inspired Field Experience) at ParkTree. 

We can't say enough how positive experience for both the students and the staff goes a long way in inspiring other community health agencies to get involved with LIFE! Every student in the program is thoroughly vetted through our extensive application and interview process. The LIFE coordinator insures that students are matched with the right organization to provide the most meaningful experience. Students are monitored and maintain a working journal of their experience, while completing workbook activities that help them get the most out of their time at the health faciltiy.  

The staff really appreciates all the help the students have been giving us. They are part of our ParkTree Community Health Center family now! [They have] positive attitudes and are always willing to help out! They have also been able to shadow in the back with our doctors and medical assistants.

ParkTree is committed to hosting LIFE students through out the entire summer. They see the future in these young adults and want to be a part of educating them on health careers while and heightening their awareness of health issues facing their communities today. The Inland Health Professions would like to thank Vanessa Enriquez, Outreach and Enrollment Specialist at ParkTree Community Health Center, and all the ParkTree staff for their contribution to the enrichment of these student's futures. 

My LIFE experience was very eye opening, I’ve learned so much and it helped me grow very positively. This program has given me opportunities to achieve many more goals [in the] future. I’m more confident and I’m always going to be prepared thanks to the amazing people at Reach Out! - Francesca Barron