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Community Partner


Community Preceptors

Kea Greene, Education Works; Craig Heim, Education Works

Academic Preceptors

John Costa, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Denise Curran, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Philadelphia, PA


Education Advancement, literacy, Responsible Sexual Behavior, Preparedness, Physical Activity and Fitness, Oral Health


Project Goals and Objectives

  • To expose students to careers in technology and media, fashion, human services, culinary arts, and healthcare.
  • To create activities that focus on using 21st skill.
  • To provide simulated scenarios that allow the students to utilize the 21st Century skills and receive feedback from the BTG interns.
  • To help the students answer key questions.
  • To inspire the students to rise above their means adn become productive members of their communities.
  • To identify the challenges they face, including sexual behavior, drugs, alcohol, violence etc.

Personal Statements
"Although I had previous experience working with underprivileged youth in an academic setting, I learned more about the challenges faced not only by the students I worked with, but also by the members of their communities. This program spotlighted just how great the disparity is not only in regard to education and achievement, but also in other areas. Going forward, I believe I am now better equipped to relate and empathize with patients from underprivileged communities, and will do my best to change the minds of others about this issue the way these kids have changed mine." -- Kyle

"I cannot stress enough the importance of forming relationships with people who may be different than you. BTG CHIP has given me the opportunity and will help me better understand the multifaceted aspects of being "healthy" once I begin a professional career in medicine. This summer has also enabled me to form friendships with adolescents who will hopefully grow up to be the leaders of Philadelphia, and has given me a new sense of ownership of the city I grew up in." --Mina

When I Grow Up...Education Works - Career Exposure Program