K-12 outreach programs

Reach Out to Youth

This annual program brings Detroit students — ages 7 to 11 — to the Wayne State University School of Medicine to learn about basic health care and nutrition, spark interest in science and medicine, boost self-esteem and explore careers in the field. Approximately 350 students and 100 parents participate each year, with medical students and faculty members volunteering as tour guides, workshop leaders and presenters.

Register here for the 2019 Reach Out to Youth (ROTY). The event will be held on February 2. 

C² Pipeline

C² Pipeline is a 21st Century Community Learning Center-funded program through the Michigan Department of Education. C² Pipeline operates in 15 schools throughout metropolitan Detroit with the goal of college and career readiness. To achieve that goal, C² Pipeline staff use hands-on, project-based learning activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to engage students. An emphasis is placed on careers in health care.

School-sponsored career days

We regularly collaborate with elementary, middle and high schools to provide guest speakers for school-sponsored career events. Wayne State University School of Medicine representatives deliver interactive presentations focusing on career opportunities in medicine and what it takes to become a physician. Contact us for more information.

Campus tours and presentations

Schools, youth organizations and other student groups can schedule a tour of the Wayne State University medical campus, where they'll explore high-tech laboratories, interact with faculty researchers and get a firsthand look at life as a medical student. Student groups also can schedule personalized presentations from School of Medicine representatives on or off campus. Contact us for more information.