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Career exposure will have a heavy focus on occupations in health care, STEM, social services and technical training. Trips to technical colleges and universities or speaker presentations on careers such as welding, EMT, and web-design will occur quarterly. Students will do background preparation regarding a profession including: hiring outlook, salary ranges and educational requirements. Job shadowing at local businesses may also be arranged to pair students with successful Latino professionals within the community.

Career development will continually make the link between academic success and habits. Good or bad habits start in elementary and middle school. YES3 will teach good academic habits to sustain success in high school as the ultimate college preparation supported through the pre-college program.


MU’s Department of Physical Therapy and School of Dentistry host a federally funded HCOP Program whose mission is to rectify health care disparities by graduating more health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds who are, in turn, more likely to work with underserved populations. HCOP offers extensive career exploration opportunities, professional development, academic enrichment, cultural competence and retention services to disadvantaged students ranging from middle though professional school.

For parents

The YES Program will expose your child to a variety of health related careers. The program offers seminars, science lab experiences, and interaction with health professionals. There will be a leadership council made up of 3 students from each grade to plan where to go on field trips as well as organize community service projects. Want to be involved? Volunteer! Talk to the family advocate or contact Kelly Dione at (414) 649-2819 or

For students

The YES Program can help you find out more about careers in health or human services. The program offers seminars and hands-on science lab experiences. You can even meet health professionals and learn more about what they do in their jobs. You can visit colleges and universities, learn about vocational careers too. Machinists, engineers, HVAC professionals all are terrific professions with high growth futures and are just a FEW of the options for those that work hard in school.

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For more information on Marquette University’s YES Program, contact Kelly Dione at (414) 649-2819 or