More than 100 students participated in the 2015 Spring Middle School Career Day, Presented by Time Warner Cable, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital May 15. The workshops, developed and coordinated by the Community Education program at Nationwide Children’s, provided many central Ohio students an opportunity to gain valuable information about specific careers in health care. Time Warner Cable, the presenting sponsor, generously donated monetary and in-kind gifts totaling $7,000 and the volunteer services of Time Warner Cable associates for the program that also aligns with the cable company’s Connect a Million Minds initiative.
Students between the sixth and eighth grades engaged in workshops designed specifically to increase students’ understanding, interests, motivation and career awareness in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These fun, interactive workshops focused on the areas of radiology, sports medicine and respiratory care. Additionally, students were able to see how Nationwide Children’s employees contribute to the health and well-being of patients and families.
About Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. TWC’s national CAMM partners include Boys & Girls Clubs of America and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships. To learn more about Connect a Million Minds, visit www.connectamillionminds.com
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked 7th of only 10 children’s hospitals on U.S.News & World Report’s 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s, also ranked among the Top 10 on Parents magazine’s 2013 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, has a medical staff of 1,100 and more than 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.