Youth Health Service Corps


Youth Health Service Corps is a nationally recognized youth enrichment program designed and supported by CT AHEC that exposes middle and high school students to health careers. In addition to the five-module curriculum, the Youth Health Service Corps Program engages youth in service learning projects in their communities. The modules include a focus on:

  • Leadership and Service Learning
  • Vulnerable Populations and Cultural Competency
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Health Career Exploration
  • Health Care Skills

The Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is "to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs," published a service spotlight about Youth Health Service Corps.

To learn more about the Youth Health Service Corps, please contact our center directors below.

Health 360, Inc.

Waterbury, CT

Areas Served: Greater Waterbury, Greater Danbury and Litchfield County


Patricia Harrity, M.S.
Executive Director

Central AHEC, Inc.

151 New Park Avenue, Suite 3C, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06106

Areas Served: Hartford and Middlesex Counties, Meriden and Wallingford

Phone: 860-231-6250

Patricia Gonzalez, M.S.
Executive Director

Southwestern AHEC, Inc.

5 Research Drive, 2nd Floor
Shelton, CT 06484

Areas Served: Fairfield and New Haven Counties, including Bridgeport and New Haven

Phone: 203-372-5503
Fax: 203-513-2834

Fernando Morales
Executive Director

Health Education Center, Inc.

55 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360

Areas Served: Windham and New London Counties

Phone: 860-465-8281
Fax: 860-724-2568

Alyssa McClain