Career Quest Learning Centers was proud to participate in last week’s Back to School Health Care Fair sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in partnership with the South Side Community Coalition. Held at the Coalition’s Community Center in Lansing, the well-attended event was informative, fun, and free.
More than 20 Lansing area youths received free sports physicals with the help of Career Quest Learning Centers Medical Assistant students. Helping volunteer physicians, the students also took vital signs, conducted vision tests, assisted with high blood pressure screenings, and distributed educational materials focused on proper food and nutrition. Attendees also had the opportunity to sign up for Medicaid and the Ingham Health Plan.
“This was a great opportunity for our students to give back to the community, while gaining some hands-on experience,” said Lansing Campus President Melissa J. Soderberg. “It was also a chance for them to use their soft skills and network a little.”
The community event was a great kick-off to back-to-school season. Students shared in free snacks and activities, and those who had sports physicals also received vouchers for free cleats or tennis shoes.
The South Side Community Coalition provides educational programs, job training, life skill instructions, and recreational opportunities for the youth and community members of the south side of Lansing. Career Quest Learning Centers is proud to be able to help the organization fulfil its mission.
If you’d like to learn more about all that Career Quest Learning Centers does for the community and our students, give us a call in Lansing at 877-481-4930 or Jackson at 877-365-8144 today.