Nearly 70 local high school students joined in a day-long series of education, career and health seminars led by UnitedHealthcare and The Governor’s Prevention Partnership (The Partnership) executives on Friday. Students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, College Preparatory High School, Community Renewal Team, Girls for Technology, The Partnership’s Youth Leadership Advisory Council and Our Piece of the Pie participated in workshops focusing on wellness, healthy decision-making and building bridges from college to careers. Students also job shadowed with more than 60 UnitedHealthcare staff. The program ended with a Jeopardy-style challenge, quizzing students on what they learned.
“We want to thank UnitedHealthcare for providing our students with such useful information for their future careers,” said Jill Spineti, president and CEO of The Governor’s Prevention Partnership. “We look forward to our continued collaboration as we strive to improve the health of our children and our communities.”
Earlier this year, the United Health Foundation awarded a $900,000 grant to The Partnership to increase local education and engagement and decrease substance abuse among Hartford teens and their families.