TieKuan Wade, 10, of Lansing learns how to check his pulse as Lansing Community College nursing instructor Dawn Lambert looks on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, during a free sports physical clinic at Sexton High School.  Becoming Visible hosted free sports physicals for Lansing School District students as part of its mission to mentor young women of color interested in health care.

A partnership between Greater Lansing’s largest educational and medical institutions survived the global COVID-19 pandemic with one goal in mind: diversifying the healthcare industry.

Piloted within the diverse Lansing school district with the goal of training women of color to become the health care workers of tomorrow, Becoming Visible was reintroduced earlier this month by offering free sports physicals on Aug. 2 at the high school Sexton.

Students at both the high school and college levels were helping to gain vitals about physics and were aware that, if they stuck with it, they could one day naturally help eliminate racial bias in the health care field. .

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“The way we wanted to marry Becoming Visible with the free sports clinic was to have our girls really volunteer to see community public health in action,” said Becoming Visible co-chair Cheryl Celestin.

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