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Showcasing Student Voices: FACES for the Future Launches the 2018 #IAmTheFuture Campaign

March 28, 2018 | This post first appeared on the FACES for the Future website.

PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition supports a collaborative of national programs, all based upon the FACES model, which work to address health equity for all communities through the training and empowerment of young people. FACES for the Future is a comprehensive approach to student learning and well-being. Focused on transitioning youth into the health professions, FACES programs create tomorrow’s health leaders by offering health career exploration, academic support, psycho-social intervention and youth leadership development.

  • 100% of students enrolled in FACES programs throughout the state have graduated from high school.
  • More than 90% of students intended to pursue a career in the health professions at the time of graduation.
  • More than 90% of FACES students continue directly into a post-secondary pathway, including college, certification programs or employment.

Established in 2000, FACES for the Future has served over 1,800 students all over California and has recently expanded nationally, to Albuquerque, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado. We have some of the most diverse group of students, coming from different backgrounds and challenges. They are also some of the most resilient and passionate.

The “I Am the Future” Campaign was started in 2017 to showcase the many faces and voices of the FACES for the Future students. We want to give them a chance to show the world their stories, their motivations and why they are the future faces in health care. We spent several months traveling to all of our programs to capture the students, prompting them with basic questions about their career aspirations in health. The rest is all them!

This is a social media based campaign and will consist of student photocards, showing their photo and an excerpt from their stories, which will be released on a weekly basis on all of our social media platforms. Stay up to date on the students’ stories by following FACES on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Watch the video, below, and find out more about the campaign here.

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