Teen Health and Success Partnerships
The URMC Teen Health and Success Partnership (THSP) provides opportunities for Rochester's youth to develop hands-on job skills, while laying the foundation for future employment and career development within health care, research, and academic settings. The partnership provides long-term advocacy, academic resources, life skills development, and job training. Mentoring is an integral part of the University of Rochester's mission, as seen in this video featuring our Teen Health & Success team.
Teen Health & Success Partnership currently focuses on two programs:
- Be Employed Be Successful
- Young Men of Rochester: UR BOLD
For more information on the Teen Health & Success Partnership and its programs, contact Kaitlin Baker-Clicquennoi or Amy Woods
Be Employed Be Successful
Be Employed Be Successful is a Teen Health and Success Partnership program focused on increasing the 51% high school graduation rate of Rochester City School District teens. The program provides academic resources, life skills development, and job training. Resources include free tutoring, career shadowing, monthly enrichment learning sessions, college preparation, wellness programs and career coaching. The UR is proud to have motivated, productive and responsible young adults who share a strong work ethic among its workforce.
Prospective and participating youth must be at least 16 years old and enrolled in the Rochester City School District. THSP young adults employed at the UR have access to tutoring, college and career preparation, monthly enrichments, healthcare resource connections, wellness programs and more. To learn more visit: Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.
Young Men of Rochester: UR BOLD
The Young Men of Rochester: UR BOLD (Building Outstanding Leadership & Distinction) program is a collaboration between the Rochester City School District’s Leadership Academy for Young Men and the University of Rochester’s Teen Health and Success Partnership program. UR BOLD focuses on improving the 47% African-American male and the 42% Latino male graduation rate in the Rochester City School District. This program provides mentorship, resource connection, college immersion and skill-building seminars, which emphasizes personal development and career success.
THSP at a Glance
100% of UR employed students graduate from high school
79% of UR employed students enroll in college or trade school
32% of UR employed students have advanced in their employment