Moraine Park medical assistant student testing a young girls blood pressure.

On March 13, 2018, Fond du Lac Boys and Girls Club kids in grades 5-11 were excited to meet and learn with Moraine Park Medical Assistant students!

Fond du Lac Boys and Girls Club Director of Teen Services Dillon Wiese said, “Our teens were given the opportunity to participate in a presentation done by the Medical Assistant students from Moraine Park. They learned about muscles and bones, had their blood pressure taken, played a fun game of Hangman and Word Search. It was a great experience for those who participated and they really enjoyed sharing some of their medical career plans.  We even found a future veterinarian and cardiothoracic surgeon in the group! A huge thank you to the Moraine Park Medical Assistant students for providing our teens with a chance to learn about a medical professional career.”

The idea for “Dream Big and Have Fun” began with the Moraine Park Technical College District Student Government President/IT Club Vice President, Phil Conley.  Phil was passionate about helping kids after volunteering with the IT Club internet safety project at Boys and Girls Club last year.  He had an awesome brainstorm to reach out to all the Moraine Park Clubs through Student Senate and make a plan for each one to visit the Boys & Girls Club to share some learning and fun from their programs/careers.  Clubs will be featured all throughout the months of March and April.  This is a great opportunity for Moraine Park students to earn service learning hours and for Fond du Lac Boys and Girls Club members to get excited about future career choices!

For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.

Moraine Park Medical Assistant students gathered around a table with the Fond du Lac Boys and Girls club.

Young man being taught by Moraine Park medical assistant students on how to check for a pulse.

Moraine Park Medical Assistant student checking the blood pressure of a teenage girl.

 

Anne Lemke
Written by Anne Lemke
Experiential Learning Coordinator