The FACES for the Future, Albuquerque program is a partnership between Native American Community Academy, South Valley Academy, Health Leadership High School and several health agencies in Albuquerque. The program officially launched in Fall of 2017. The FACES Albuquerque program provides a multi-year healthcare internship and leadership development program for Native American Community Academy, South Valley Academy, and Health Leadership High School students. The program will support entry into healthcare professions through internships, workshops, academic support, college preparation and wellness support.
HEALTH CAREERS EXPLORATION
- 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.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND ENRICHMENT
- 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.
WELLNESS SUPPORT AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL INTERVENTION
- 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.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
- 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.
Morgan Stein, Program Coordinator
Morgan Stein is the Program Coordinator for FACES in Albuquerque, NM. Morgan is passionate about working with young people and helping them reach their goals. As a recent college graduate and former pre-med student, she recognizes the importance of programs like FACES in providing access to individuals interested in pursuing health care careers. Aside from her work at PHI Morgan works as an Emergency Medical Technician at a local urgent care and as a research assistant for the University of New Mexico College of Public Health. She also volunteers as a hotline advocate for the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico and for the Crisis Text Line. Morgan graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies. She is passionate about work that builds equitable, healthy, and just communities.
FACES for the Future, Albuquerque
Phone: (505) 463-0240