Community Health Pipeline Scholarships
The Community Health Pipeline (CHP) creates youth leaders and empowered agents of change in the areas of food systems, health equity and food access in the City of Detroit. We aim to:
- formalize relationships among organizations in Detroit
- leverage ongoing and existing resources in the city
- train youth leaders to address community problems using an action framework and participatory approach
- support youth in post-secondary opportunities and
- address the lack of diversity in the community health profession.
The program consists of five pillars, and the focus of this project is Pillar 5: College and Career Readiness Experience. Throughout this experience, students learn community health skills that they then employ in teams throughout Detroit to identify food- and health-related community needs and propose interventions and solutions to improve conditions in their communities. They also learn how to succeed in college – from preparation to application, financial aid to college living.
The purpose of this project is to provide the winning Pillar 5 team a partial scholarship to Wayne State. The funds raised through this project will help offset the cost of attending WSU. We currently have $630 for the scholarship, but when divided up among the five team members, the amount is small. Ideally we would like to give each student involved in the winning project a scholarship of at least $500 to support them financially in their post-secondary opportunities.
Those looking to support any of the following causes will be able to do so by donating to this project:
- Providing financial support for Detroit high school students matriculating at Wayne State University, which is proven to be connected to higher incomes and healthier families for the greater Detroit community.
- Preparing Detroit high school students to pursue post-secondary education at Wayne State University and other universities/colleges through information about college readiness and preparation, including academics, financial aid, student life, and faculty mentorship
- Improving access to culturally appropriate, equitable, and healthy food
- Empowering youth to identify needs and propose solutions for their communities will spark grassroots level change and resources for youth to provide health promotion and disease prevention programming
- Reducing the rate of food-related health issues such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and malnutrition throughout Detroit
- Increasing the diversity within the field of community health field