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University of Rochester to Host 3rd Annual conference for Healthcare Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program

April 28, 2018



The University of Rochester’s Healthcare Technology Youth Apprenticeship Program (HTYAP) will host it’s 3rd annual youth conference on Saturday, April 28th, 2018. The title of the conference will be “Character Becomes Destiny” and it will feature a keynote hosted by Roland S. Martin, creator and host of the Roland Martin Show, host and managing editor of TV One’s News One Now, and senior analyst for The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Registration for the conference will open on Thursday February 15th on the University’s website.

“We are incredibly honored to have such an influential speaker participate in the youth conference” said Janice Holland, associate director of staff diversity and community engagement for the University of Rochester. “Martin is a two-time winner of the NAACP Image Award, 2013 Journalist of the Year Award, winner from the National Alliance of Black Journalist (NABJ), and a renowned author.

The University of Rochester’s HTYAP provides students with the education and training that combines rigorous academic and career-focused employability skills. University of Rochester Medical center partnering departments provide work-based learning and job shadowing, and HTYAP mentors provide opportunities to ensure students’ learning is relevant.

In an effort to address the ever-increasing negative image of our black and brown youth, the HTYAP participants have partnered with the Minority Male Leadership Association (MMLA) with an opportunity to show their peers (city-wide) and to show Rochester residents and organizations that the youth of today are preparing for tomorrows success.

The HTYAP has been around for almost a decade and has provided unique opportunity for disenfranchised youth in the city of Rochester. HTYAP students, despite obvious demographic barriers, have maintained 3.0-point average and above; while facing many personal, societal, and educational obstacles. In addition, each student has expressed an interested in health care and/or its related technology.

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April 28, 2018


Sara Miller