There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. HOT 2021-2022 applications now available!
The Healers of Tomorrow(HOT) is an 8 month mentorship program dedicated to exploring health careers, providing college preparation, and developing leadership skills in motivated high school students. We meet on the first Saturday of each month at UNM, where students will have opportunities to interact with various health professionals and collaborate with their peers. Each of our students is also tasked with creating and carrying out a health project to improve their community, with support from adult mentors. Examples of such projects include: Community clean-up for Earth Day, "Running is Medicine" event in Jemez Pueblo, and COVID relief for families in Zia.
We're offering zoom and in person options for our monthly meetings as we try to stay current with changing COVID regulations.
Student to student:
We know it can be really difficult to know where your interests lie and what path to take after high school. This program offers a supportive environment to explore those interests. Our hope is to empower you through this journey as we explore what it really means to be a healer and youth leader in our community.
Words from Emelia, a 2020 HOT Program Graduate from Bernalillo High:
The HOT program taught me that I'm actually a leader. Even though I'm still young and in high school, I can do many things. This program helps you grow as a person and creates opportunities to help others, which is something I am really passionate about. HOT has empowered me by helping me find my true strengths and learn more about myself.
If you are a high school student with an interest in health careers and community outreach, HOT is the perfect fit for you! Join our program here: 2021 Mentee Application as we get ready to kick-start the next HOT cycle this September! Have questions? Contact our HOT leaders for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emelia Pino (2019-2020 HOT participant) saw a need within her home community of Zia Pueblo. With her home community on lock down from the pandemic, she wanted to gather educational supplies and games to keep the youth entertained.
Read this UNM article about Emelia!
Emelia is now a HOT 2020-21 Coordinator and has been selected for a prestigious national award given out by the National Indian Health Board. She was recognized at the 2020 Heroes in Health Award Gala!