Gear Up

Gear Up

Contact Person: Brooke Voorhies, or 337-989-0001


Gear Up AHEC Health Awareness Camp is a Health Career Awareness Program.  In conjunction with the Lafayette Parish School System, SWLAHEC has planned two Saturday health career awareness programs and a summer camp for students currently enrolled in the Lafayette Parish School District Gear UP program.

 These camps will introduce students to health careers and health care professionals who represent the fields of primary care, allied health, complimentary medicine, and public health.

Students enrolled in this program will take field trips, be trained in CPR/First Aid, and spend classroom time participating in activities such as blood typing, dissection, and fingerprinting, and taking vital signs.

Through this program we strive to influence students to pursue a career in one of the many health professions available. In addition, we hope to increase the students’ awareness of health disparities and enhance their  academic learning and life skills.


Students wishing to participate in GEAR UP AHEC Summer Camp or Saturday activities should contact their school or the Lafayette Parish School System.










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