The Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC) is a youth pathway to health careers program. BAHEC believes in inspiring Boston high school students to pursue health careers in their futures by providing hands-on learning and exposure through year-long and summer programming.
BAHEC's mission is to increase racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity among Boston's healthcare workforce by raising the proportion of youth from underserved populations who successfully pursue careers in health and public health.
BAHEC's Youth to Health Careers (Y2HC) Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a six week program for teens entering the 9th through 12th grades. The program is geared toward teens interested in pursuing careers in public health and the health sciences. The goals of the SEP are to: strengthen the desire to pursue health careers, increase awareness of health disparities, and promote academic and professional development.
- Take interactive classes in Math and Science
- Participate in internships in hospitals, community health centers or health agencies;
- Go on weekly field trips;
- And receive a stipend!