The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 9, 2014

Alverno to offer 'YESS' Program for high school, college students

CLINTON — The Alverno Health Care Facility, 849 13th Ave. North, will offer a seven-week Community Based Service Learning summer program to high school and college students ages 15 and older.

The program (Young Adults Exploring Senior Services – YESS) offers learning in two different healthcare tracks, business and clinical. It is designed to build upon the academic skills gained in the classroom by providing them with a glimpse into options for career paths. The program was initiated in 2013 to assist students in gaining valuable experience that can be used to assist them in obtaining scholarships, college admission, employment and references for leadership and honors applications.

It is designed to not only introduce students to the healthcare field, but give them real “hands-on” experience to take with them as they move forward in their education. Participants will begin their experience by choosing to participate in an orientation on either June 9 or 10. Then for five weeks, they will work with professionals within the path they choose twice a week for five hours a day. During this time, in addition to job shadowing, they will complete small projects and choose a large project to work on and present during the seventh week.

Students interested in participating can view information about the YESS program and download an application at or by calling Deb or Libby at 242-1521. Limited space is available. Applications must be submitted to The Alverno by May 28.

The Alverno Health Care Facility was established in 1914 and provides person-centered long-term living for aging individuals, as well as dementia care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The organization is a part of Trinity Senior Living Communities of Livonia, Michigan.

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