Champs Program at ACMC
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The CHAMPS Program (Community Health Action Medical Public Service) will be held on June 8-12, 2020 at Ashley County Medical Center. CHAMPS is a program for junior high students in rural South Arkansas Communities that provides hands-on experiences in health careers, health education, and community service. During the one-week program, students work with local private medically related offices and businesses and with various departments in the hospital itself by rotating through different activities each day and shadowing various health care providers. Students in the program will be certified in CPR and Basic First Aid, make a First Aid Kit for personal use, participate in a community service project, and learn the importance of healthy lifestyle habits.
The course will begin each morning at ACMC at 8:30 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be served each day of the program, and a graduation luncheon honoring the students will be held Friday with parents invited.
This program is offered at no charge to any 7 to 9 junior high students (Students from Crossett, Hamburg, and Trinity of current seventh, eighth and ninth graders) interested in health-related careers. The selection criteria are based on the student’s scholastic ability as reported by transcripts, recommendations of counselor, science or health teachers and the application prepared by the student.
You (Counselor) should submit the following items on each student to be considered for the CHAMPS program:
- CHAMPS School Recommendation Forms – enclosed
- CHAMPS Student Application Forms – Enclosed
- CHAMPS Parental/Guardian Consent to participate
- CHAMPS Photography Release Agreement
- Student’s Scholastic Transcript – you provide
All information should be returned by April 24, 2020. Please send to the attention of Shirley White or Shawna Hawkins, Ashley County Medical Center, P.O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635. If you need additional information, please feel free to call me at (870) 364-1272. Additional applications at www.acmconline.org.