1. Health Careers & Medical Skills Training
2. Youth Leadership Development
3. Wellness Programs & Education
4. Academic Enrichment & College and Careers Counseling
We have many success stories!
Of WFC’s over 80 High School students, over 50% have family members who need WFC for their healthcare needs. Students work side by side with our medical professionals to provide medical health care for people who are low income or uninsured.
The students are assigned patients. For each patient they care for, they take their pulse, measure their respiration, measure their height and weight, take their temperature, and complete a patient history. They present the information to a nurse who makes sure the student is ready to present their patient to the volunteer doctor. The students advocate for their patient and make sure they get all the services they need at the clinic.
Students receive education and develop job skills through hands-on training and mentoring, attending healthcare field trips, participating in college and career counseling, participating in SAT/ACT training, and through job shadowing.
Students help with community outreach through health screenings and community engagement. Helping people in their local community allows the students to see the difference they make and the abilities they have as young people.
Student training includes CPR/First Aid, grand round doctor talks at the end of each clinic night, leadership classes, HIPPA, and much more!
99% of our graduating teens are attending college, over 50% are first in their family to do so.
“The attention I received at clinic from the doctors and other medical professionals was unlike any other experience I had while I was in high school and really helped me develop my confidence and sense of worth.”
“The clinic changed my life for the better in every way. My future looks bright now.”
“I like the doctor talk at the end of the night where the doctors sit with us and explain important things about medicine and answer our questions. It’s like grand rounds for medical students.”
“I was so surprised the doctors talk to us like equals and like we are really part of the medical team.”
“I like being able to help patients and doing real things to help them.”
“I don’t feel like I fit in high school, but I feel like a belong at clinic.”
“I wouldn’t have been able to stick with the hard pre-med classes in college if I didn’t have the clinic experience and know how much I wanted to do patient care in the long run.”
“I never would have gotten in to such a good college without my volunteer experience at the clinic.”
“I know my daughter got into the 8-year medical school program right from high school, because of her internship at WFC. All the students who were interviewed had great grades. She said what made her stand out was the long-term commitment, the letters of rec. and practical experience she receive at WFC.”
“Clinic totally changed my outlook on life. I didn’t think college was for me and then I saw students, with parents and families like me, going to college and getting scholarships and it made me start caring about school and my future and doing well. Now I have a 4.0 and am heading to a great college too! I hope I can come back and help my community some day.”
“I am a patient of the clinic and have a 6th grade education. My teens are interns at the clinic and volunteer weekly. I am so proud of them and how they are helping their community. They are proud too.”
“It doesn’t matter how tired my child comes home or how much homework they have to do when they get back, they always come back energized and happy. It’s amazing.”
“I clean tables for a local café. I did not graduate from high school. My son who interned in WFC’s teen program is now at Cal State Northridge. My friend’s kids made so many bad choices in high school, but I saw my son stay focused on school. I thank the clinic for that.”