Pictured: Natasha Natarajan’22 and Elena Wadden’22 of APOYO.
APOYO is a student-run service learning and mentoring program that works to provide resources for pregnant adolescents in the Washington Heights community. Through APOYO, medical students provide adolescents with another form of support and education that they might not receive in their clinics.
Our program aims to:
Educate and provide resources for pregnant adolescents in the Washington Heights community.
Educate and provide unique opportunities for first and second-year medical students to work with underserved adolescents.
Foster a collaborative, supportive environment among medical students and participating adolescents, with the possibility of establishing more longitudinal relationships between medical student mentors and adolescents.