Guest post by HealthCorps Coordinator Nathan Allen.
Calvin Lambert is an exceptional HealthCorps Coordinator at a High School in Brooklyn, NY. Apart from his brilliant work with HealthCorps, Calvin is known for having a laugh that can bring an entire room together.
Calvin is concluding is term with HealthCorps this year and has been admitted to several top-tier medical schools (which he asked to remain undisclosed, as his decision is still pending). I was fortunate to find a short break in his world-changing to catch up and throw a few questions at him.
Nathan: I read, on your phenomenal school blog, that you intend to start a program for students where you will serve as a positive male role model for students who may not have one. What will this look like?
Calvin: I envision a forum where young men can come and discuss issues that they are passionate about…there are lots of things these kids deal with day-to-day that they don’t get a chance to express and this will be a place to open up about these feelings. I also want to design workshops here to address things like how to be a gentleman, things like respect, attitude, being professional, sexual education…
I noticed how many guys don’t seem to have respect for themselves and a lot of the time these guys are not focused in the classroom. I know there is a reason for this. I want to give them an opportunity to talk about these things so I can understand and then try to pull the potential out of them.
Nathan: It seems that improving health in all communities requires multifaceted approaches. Some things Continue reading