Addressed health disparities within the community and assisted in the creation of programs.
HPAC Specialist (Former Employee) – Rootstown, OH – September 6, 2017
I would do a lot of my work from home, such as emails, phone calls, and lesson plans. I went out on site a few days a week. I would go to schools and meet with my HPAC students. The meetings are created and setup the way you chose to. I enjoyed having the freedom to approach this position in the way I desired. Each week the students and I would discuss which health disparity they were going to address in their project and how we would go about implementing it. Later in the year I helped the students write grants to request funding for their projects. The students would then put their projects into action. In late April they would present their projects at Scholar's Day. This was a huge event that all the students involved in HPAC would attend. It resembled a science fair. Awards were given at the end for the best projects. I would also spend a good portion of my meetings, with the students, prepping for Scholar's Day. Once Scholar's Day was complete the students and myself would focus on helping within the community. The people I worked with were amazing, supportive, encouraging, and helpful. I learned endless skills from this work, I was exposed to many cultures and learned to conquer all types of new challenges. The most difficult part of this position was jumping into something I knew nothing about and making it work. This was also one of the more rewarding aspects of this position. I came a long way building upon my own skillset and all the while I got to help others. This is was one of the best experiences of my life.
building skills, confidence and contacts, helping others, teaching children, watching the amazing differences that children make within their community
It could be overwhelming and very stressful leading up to Scholar's Day.