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sHaPe (Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration) – Camp for Middle School Students

Abstract: The Grand Valley State University Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration (sHaPe) summer day-camp program provides area middle school students, mostly from urban Grand Rapids, hands-on exposure to various health professions.

The sHaPe program is designed for students entering eighth or ninth grade - a key time when students are exploring careers. The camp is entering its fourth year and one hundred students have completed camp to date. In 2010 and 2011, 32 students attended each year. In 2012, the number increased to 36 students.

Keywords: STEM - Conference Proceedings - K-12 Outreach - Hands-on Learning

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