ETHM Program Areas
Pathways to Career Success (PTCS) is ETHM’s premier college and workforce readiness program that boasts an annual 99% graduation rate. The PTCS program is embedded in BHS’ school day and in the school’s health sciences curriculum. This Program includes its school-based Wellness Ambassadors Leadership (peer education) Program. Students graduate on time college, career, and workforce ready due to ETHM’s robust academic intervention & monitoring at each grade level; character and leadership development; and college and workforce readiness curricula.
The curriculum focus of each grade level is as follows:
9th grade Health and Wellness
10th grade Leadership and Character Development
11th grade College and Workforce Readiness
12th grade Graduation Readiness
Port Towns Youth Council (PTYC)
Port Towns Youth Council (PTYC) is ETHM’s Leadership and Character development program. Youth are known as Wellness Ambassadors who lead their peers and other Prince George’s County (PGC) residents to make healthy lifestyle choices. These youth advocate for social justice issues, which help shape public policies that positively impact the lives of youth and families. Their mission is to bridge the gap of education, health, poverty, safety, and morality to Build, Sustain, Unite, Heal, and Impact communities. PTYC is youth-led and students attend monthly after school meetings (with their parents) to develop their leadership skills and to plan for community outreach activities/events. Serving residents and stewarding communities have a direct impact on students’ character by serving various PGC residents.
Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Program (WALP)
Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Program (WALP) is a peer education program where students learn and teach others how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Wellness Ambassadors are stakeholders in Port Towns and Prince George’s County (PGC) communities who partner with community residents and help lead Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) and other environmental health initiatives such as connecting storm water management to health.
Jobs For Youth (JFY) Summer Employment Program
Jobs For Youth (JFY) Summer Employment Program is ETHM’s workforce readiness program that provides summer internships for qualified students primarily at Bladensburg High School who participate in ETHM’s PTCS and PTYC programs. Partner businesses mentor and expose interns to experiential learning opportunities in jobs that match their interests. This 6-week program begins with a Jobs Skills Workshop that equips students with employability life skills such as interviewing techniques, work telephone etiquette, resume writing, and grooming and proper work attire. During this unique JFY Summer Employment Program, students learn how to think critically and how to effectively plan, communicate, make decisions, and solve problems.