The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to welcome this year’s high school students participating in the VOLUME (Volunteer, Observe, Learn, Unify, Mentor, Explore) Summer Program. This program is focused on providing teenagers insight into the medical, rehabilitative and educational services offered at the Hospital.
The VOLUME Summer Program provides hands-on learning experience to high school students who hope to pursue careers in healthcare, physical rehabilitation, special education or social work. Throughout the program, students participate in team and character-building activities, educational presentations and one-on-one patient interaction. The program is limited to 24 participants each year, and is open to those enrolled in 10th through 12th grades during the preceding school year.
“Through the VOLUME Summer Program, we have seen our participants develop a passion not only for the healthcare field, but for working with children with complex medical needs and disabilities,” said Amy Coldren, manager of volunteer services at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. “By providing opportunities for one-on-one patient interaction, participates learn how to communicate and interact with children and teens whose abilities and life experiences differ from their own. Participants typically graduate VOLUME with a deepened enthusiasm for their future career path and a greater knowledge of what it takes to achieve their goals. We have had tremendous success with our VOLUME participants. Each summer they make a positive impact on the Hospital’s patients and staff.”
Students selected for the 2018 VOLUME Summer Program represent 16 different schools across Oklahoma.
Eben Abraham – Mustang High School, Gracie Curry – Choctaw High School, McKaelyn DeQuasie – Choctaw High School, Madison Dinh – Yukon High School, Juleisi Gramajo Ochoa – Putnam City West High School, Melissa Green – Piedmont High School, McKenna Hyden – Prague High School, Joel Joseph – Piedmont High School, Kaleb Joykutty – Deer Creek High School, Maddie McClurg – Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Rayven Medice – Harding Charter Preparatory High School, Vivian Mok – Deer Creek High School, Mackenna Morrow – Deer Creek High School, Jaylin Nestell–Fryar – Epic Charter Online, Benjamin Nguyen – Yukon High School, Braden Nicholson – Edmond Santa Fe High School, Makala Pack–Johnson – New Lima High School, Gracen Roberts – Oklahoma Christian School, Elaine Selid – Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School, Kevin Thomas – Deer Creek High School, Minh Tran – Yukon High School, DeAnn Tucker – Hinton High School, Joyce Tullis – Oklahoma Christian School.
To learn more about the VOLUME Summer Program, and other volunteer opportunities please click here.