by Joseph Reyes
The West Hills High School Health Pathways Club is a part of a larger group called the Grossmont District Health Pathways Administration. The club tries to prepare students that want to be going into health related career jobs after high school and college. The group receives funding from the Grossmont Healthcare District. The group then distributes funding down to the school and clubs at the schools with health career programs. The clubs increase awareness of health opportunities and careers . The clubs also have opportunities that can give students first hand experience in jobs like the ones they want to have when they graduate from college.
Students in the clubs get to go on field trips to colleges and see the environments that come after high school and participate in activities to get volunteer hours for future jobs. Students can complete internships related to the clubs and get volunteer hours and experience for their future. Completing these courses allow you to get an edge when applying for colleges and help you in the long run. The main concern for the health pathways club is to spread the news about new opportunities in the health fields and to help prepare students.