Community - Pipeline Programs
Welcome to Pipeline Programs!
Charles R. Drew University of medicine and Science provides unique academic programs to expand the educational capacity of underrepresented youth to ensure their long-term success, health, and well-being. CDU currently offers Pre-K to 12th grade student’s pathway to careers in medicine, science, research and health through our various pipeline programs which include, Saturday Science Academy II, Project STRIDE, Opportunity Scholars Public Health Academy, Research Medical Careers Program and CDU Mobile STEM labs. All of the programs encourage students to become dedicated leaders in their field who strive to address social injustice, health inequities and disparities in underserved communities. CDU’s pipeline programs provide mentorship and inspirational experiences that form a foundation for minority youth to succeed and strengthen their academic skills.
CDU will be hosting a Senior Academy College Workshop for 11th and 12th grade students. We welcome parents/guardians and students to attend together. The workshop will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 9am-11am at CDU and will focus on financial aid, college advising, college admission and the college application process. Click here for RSVP
Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers for making our 9th Annual Let's Move a tremendous success! Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the participation and/or volunteer survey and be sure to check out the photo album.
Saturday Science Academy exposes Pre-k through 12th grade students to fun and engaging science material in an effort to motivate them to move into health care fields after graduating high school. The program deepens and sustains student interest in science, health education and establishes a pathway through college and into health professions. Students are introduced to various concepts in human anatomy and physiology, math, biomedical engineering, physical science, plant life and marine biology, each in an 8-week academically rich learning intense program phase. Each phase is designed to introduce students to broad and in-depth subject area content thereby increasing their knowledge. Within this programmatic framework, complimentary
program activities are employed to maximize student learning outcomes and engage parents/caregivers.
During the summer, a 4-week mathematics program is provided to encourage reinforcement and retention of academic knowledge and skills gained throughout the academic year. SSA II also includes a College Readiness component, SAT preparation, Critical Thinking course, Parent workshops and field trips to supplement classroom learning with real world experiences. SSA II places a heavy emphasis on work ethics that are applicable to school and are important for joining the work force, their future educational goals, the health care industry and working with the community.