Teens Contribute to Community and Gain Experience Through Summer Volunteer Program
South Georgia Medical Center welcomes 31 Youth Volunteers to its annual summer program, Canopy of Care. Participants are students between the ages of 14 and 17 whose responsibilities vary from patient care/interaction, administrative support, to surgical and outpatient services support.“SGMC’s teen volunteer campaign has evolved into a mature experience for rising, young students whose ultimate career interests lie within the healthcare profession,” states Jessica McKinney with SGMC Volunteer Services. “Branded as Canopy of Care, students walk the halls of SGMC fulfilling commitments and welcoming challenges of civic engagement. Their 8-week summer adventure exposes them to our community of care as they forge forward in their interest and pursuit of success in health care.” Students submitted applications and interviews were held to select participants and match them with their areas of interest throughout the SGMC enterprise.Participants include: Ashli Alston, Camden Burrous, Andrew Clark, Isabella Cruz, Hanna Dawson, Jalen Flowers, Lexie Haire, Garret Herring, Lacoma Jenkins, Kylee Jenkins, Elizabeth Kacprzyk, Sahil Kazi, Nicole Morel, Lydia Myers, Kessiny Neal, Abbey Parks, Khyati Patel, Manshi Patel, Omni Patel, Roshni Patel, Lauren Salazar, Brialisse Sayre, Daja Shy, Samantha Siironen, Amber Small, Lindsey Strickland, Stephanie Strickland, Kayla Taylor, Drae’gen Umiat, and Nikkena Umiat.