City of Springfield
Department of Health and Human Services
95 State Street, 201
Springfield, MA 01103

P: (413) 787-6756
F: (413) 787-6458

Director: Brenda Evans

Contact: Brenda Evans
P: (413) 787-6756
F: (413) 787-6458

Pioneer Valley Area Health Education Center

Year Program Started: 1984

Max. Participants/Year: 150

Program Timeframe: year-round

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, White non-Hispanic, Latino

Type of Program: mentoring, career/academic planning, health and human service careers exploration, workshops on adolescent health and public health

Program Attributes: counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided, academic support for English, math, science and job shadowing

Program Acceptance Requirements: area of residence (Springfield), attendance and participation mandatory

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: medicine, dental/oral health, health, and human service careers