Program Accomplishments

  • We are the only HCOP aligned with allied health professions on Long Island, and one of two such programs state-wide.  
  • We are the only HCOP in New York State with a Healthy Lifestyles: Distracted Driving Awareness curriculum.
  • We are the only HCOP in New York State with a Stem Cell Awareness Lecture Series.
  • In response to a loss of federal funding, we have tailored our curriculum to school-based and community-based activities/presentations in Amityville, Brentwood and Wyandanch school districts under the new title of HCARE.
  • Since 2009, we have provided educational activities to over 3000 students, and we are currently following 275 students who have graduated from our Summer Academies.
  • Over ninety-percent our 2010 and 2011 Summer Academy graduates have reported being enrolled in college.  Over 70 percent of 2012 Academy have reported their acceptance to a college.  We believe that the high percentage of our graduates’ college enrollment is a strong indicator that many of these students will enroll in allied health professional programs.
  • In collaboration with our participating high school guidance departments, we are using the on-line Naviance program to follow our Summer Academy graduates college application process.
  • Previous studies have shown that one of the main reasons minority groups are underrepresented in college admissions is that these students are not acquiring college-ready skills in their previous education.
  • Our program provides high school students with an interest in the field the science, math and English skills needed to attend the many 2- and 4-year programs offered on Long Island.  We are also partnered with Suffolk County Community College to promote the Joint-Admissions agreement which guarantees acceptance to a four-year SUNY college.
  • In support of students’ college readiness, we currently have over 300 students in 11th and 12th grade enrolled in Method Test Prep. (MTP), an on-line SAT Preparation course supported by in-school tutoring.  During the 2011 and 2012 Summer Academy, student-participants SAT math and reading comprehension skills both increased 48 percent from pre-test to post-test results.