VALDOSTA — South Georgia Medical Center welcomes 39 Youth Volunteers to its annual summer program, Canopy of Care. Participants are students between the ages of 14 and 17 whose responsibilities vary from patient care/interaction, administrative support, to surgical and outpatient services support.
“SGMC’s teen volunteer campaign has evolved into a mature experience for rising, young students whose ultimate career interests lie within the healthcare profession,” states Jessica McKinney with SGMC Volunteer Services. “Branded as Canopy of Care, students walk the halls of SGMC fulfilling commitments and welcoming challenges of civic engagement. Their 8-week summer adventure exposes them to our community of care as they forge forward in their interest and pursuit of success in health care.”
Seventy-one applications for the program were considered and interviews were held resulting in the final 39. Students are hosted in 20 different areas of the SGMC enterprise.
SGMC welcomes the following participants: Eric Arroyo, Sara Barrett, Justinee Barron, Joel Borgella, Arcolon Trevon Brockington, Camden Burrous, Krishna Chavada, Andrew Clark, Isabella Cruz, Emily Davis, Valencia Davis, Jalen Flowers, Sierra Goff, Lexie Haire, Seth Harrell, Kylee Jenkins, Lacoma Jenkins, Elizabeth Kacprzyk, Patrick Lee, D.L. McArthur, Nicole Morel, Erica Moss, Lydia Myers, Sarah Myers, Anjanae Nelson, Royshona Nelson, Abbey Parks, Emma Parrott, Manshi Patel, Ravi Patel, Roshni Patel, Bree Reaves, Carter Register, Brialisse Sayre, Samantha Siironen, Caleb Vandemark, Collin Vandemark, Bryant White, and Skylar Wildes.