Imagine a future where chronic diseases are a thing of the past. What do you think our communities and our nation would look like if we could prevent diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity? MIKE can and does imagine such a future, because we’re guiding young people toward a healthier life. By mentoring teens in a comprehensive health science program, we’re changing the trajectory of health outcomes. MIKE teens receive hands-on activities and guidance from near-aged mentors to understand how health affects their lives. With that knowledge, MIKE teens gain confidence and leadership skills equipping them to be health advocates for themselves, their families, and their peers. Their experience in MIKE culminates with a Health Leadership Project where teens share a message of health within their local communities, building a foundation of health for all.
Location: Portland, OR