The FACES for the Future Denver Program is a partnership between Manual High School, Denver Public Schools, and the Denver Health System. The program officially launched in Fall of 2017. The FACES Denver program provides a multi-year healthcare internship and leadership development program for Manual High School students. The program will support entry into healthcare professions through internships, workshops, academic support, college preparation and wellness support.
- Clinical and non-clinical rotations with local healthcare and community-based agencies.
- Exposure to one-on-one relationships with Internship Supervisors who provide support, guidance and hands-on training.
- Interactive Workshops and Field Trips designed to further immerse students in the health professions.
- Interaction with health professionals who regularly present during classroom workshops to enhance healthcare preparatory curricula.
- Health careers preparatory curriculum, covering topics such as HIPAA, ethics and confidentiality, safety, and professionalism.
- Individualized academic and career support to high school students via one-on-one advising and tutoring.
- College pathways support in helping search for college, apply and receive financial aid.
- A Psychosocial Program focusing on counseling and education.
- Ongoing case management, psycho-social referrals to appropriate services when appropriate.
- Individualized Life Coaching and academic plans.
- Strong commitment to engaging parents and families in all aspects of the FACES program via parent meetings and phone conferences.
- Regular personal growth workshops focused on experiential learning about self-advocacy, assertive communication, healthy and unhealthy relationships, stress management, and other relevant topics.
- Team building activities and support experiences.
- Working with and supporting youth to seek out leadership opportunities in FACES as well as their schools and neighborhoods.
Alexandria Forte, Program Coordinator
Alexandria Forte is the Program Coordinator for the FACES for the Future program in Colorado at the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Alexandria grew up in Denver. She received her Bachelors of Psychology from Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 2011. After completing this degree, she returned to Colorado and worked in Medical Education at Children’s Hospital Colorado. During this time, she worked as the Community Advocacy Coordinator and alongside physicians developed curriculum to help residents increase their advocacy efforts.
Alexandria Forte, MSW
FACES for the Future, Denver
555 12th Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607