A-HEC of a Summer

A-HEC of a Summer is an opportunity for high school students interested in learning about health careers to gain hands-on experience. The AHEC of a Summer program is offered in 21 parishes in North Louisiana and sponsored by the Bayou North Area Health Education Center (AHEC), local health care facilities, and school boards.

Students who participate volunteer and rotate through different areas during the 15-day program. Students also participate in workshops provided by area medical organizations and take field trips to other health care facilities and universities in North Louisiana.

The goal of the program is to connect students to careers. The program provides students a greater understanding of health careers and education resources, while providing a fun and memorable experience, thus coining the name “AHEC of a Summer.” Students who successfully complete the program earn up to 100 community service hours on their transcript and a half unit of elective credit, while also earning their CPR certification.

A-HEC 2023

Claiborne Academy

Caydence Hardin
Tucker Harris
Case Holloway
Cade Smith
Samuel Thurman

Homer High School

Ja’Naya Aubrey
Jemira Ford


Penny Holstead, RN and Melody Ceccarelli, RN

Summerfield High School

Braylin Brown
Nicole DeRamos
Natalie Massey