Indianapolis Public Schools and Indiana University Health have created a fellowship at Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis to help high school students land a job at the health system upon graduation.
The fellowship will be eligible for freshmen currently enrolled at Crispus Attucks with the opportunity to apply to the program next spring.
When the student graduates and completes the fellowship, they will receive a job offer from IU Health, along with tuition assistance to complete a related degree.
“This program opens doors for our students and provides them a clear pathway to advance their academic and professional careers, creates a pipeline of well-trained team members for IU Health, and leverages the collective impact of community stakeholders,” said Aleesia Johnson, IPS superintendent.
The school says the pilot program will build upon the current nursing pathway. The expanded program will include medical assistant and patient care assistant roles.