LIFE students introduce health careers to the community.

Last week State Senator Connie M. Leya and Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, in partnership with the City of Pomona, Pomona Health Promoters, Western University College of Gaduate Nursing, and CareMore presented the Summer Passport to Health community event at Washington Park in Pomona. It was free to anyone who wanted to attend and provided health screenings, nutrition information community resources and a legislative update.

IHPC facilitated our Health Career Corner with our LIFE students as volunteers. Despite the heat, the students did such a great job demonstrating and leading the different activities at our table that one women commented "Wow, you're telling me these are high school students?! I thought they were college students!" Of course the highlight of the day was meeting the Senator who snapped a picture with the students.

All in all it was a good day and the students really appreciated the opportunity to serve their community.

...Thank you guys for inviting me join in this amazing event, in which I was fortunate enough to meet great people and learn so many new things. One thing that really touched me was the fact that I was able to literally reach out to the youth and other members of the community. I know with hard work, a kind heart, and greater knowledge obtained through college I can replicate what I did at that community event on a much larger scale, reaching out to people all over the world. Thank you again!
—Mark Nguyen