Health Leadership Projects
MIKE Program in the Community
MIKE Program connects youth with their broader community through a Health Leadership Project (HLP). Youth driven, the HLP highlights a health message chosen by a mentor team (4-5 youth). The HLPs are as varied and unique as the youth, offering a genuine and thoughtful opportunity to engage others. Youth have chosen to present their projects at health fairs, local elementary and middle schools, and other venues. By supporting the teens’ choice of topic, presentation venue/audience and communication method, the youth gain leadership and advocacy skills.