For junior high and high schoolers, opportunities to sample the healthcare field are limited. Methodist Village Senior Living’s candy striper program lets young people see what really goes on in the healthcare profession. Some candy stripers may come into the program thinking they want to be a doctor or a nurse but by the end they may be considering a career as a dietitian or a physician’s assistant. With the shortage of healthcare workers rising, interest in any health career is beneficial—after all, the youth of today are the future of healthcare.
We are very excited to introduce students to our Candy Striper Program. Our goal is to provide positive, energetic students (ages 14-18) who are possibly interested in healthcare or other real-world experience with an environment and an opportunity to learn, help others, build friendships, and give back. The program also aids departments that could use extra sets of hands. Volunteering is a great way to build character!
We would like to recognize and thank First National Bank Fort Smith for underwriting the cost of the uniforms for our Candy Striper Program.
Carol Smith, Business Development Director
Candy Striper Program Coordinator