If you are a young black youth in Rochester, it is very likely that you do not have any physicians in your family. You may never have met a black physician or had the chance to ask questions about their career path. Many young people never get a chance to be inspired by others who have successfully overcome the challenges faced when pursuing a career in medicine. Many teenagers give up their dreams and never realize their potential due to lack of mentoring and positive role modeling. Others give up because they lack the resources or competencies required to pursue medical careers.
In 2015, over 60 of Rochester’s Black Physicians and behavioral health professionals joined together to address this need. We offer mentoring, shadowing opportunities, networking, as well as educational stipends and scholarships.
We are partnering with each other and our community to promote excellence in our youth and the Greater Rochester Region.
Thanks to Everyone that helped make our 2018 Starlight Gala Fundraiser a success.
Congratulations to all our Awardees!
We look forward to seeing all of our attendees again next year!
Partner with us
Whether you are a physician, health care worker or a member of the Greater Rochester Community, we believe that everyone can make a difference. Our organization is a 501c3 nonprofit and is supported fully by donations. If you share our mission and vision and are interested in partnering for change, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to help be the bridge our youth need to go from dreams to careers in science and medicine.