#GOALS: Meharry Medical College October 2023

We are excited to welcome Haynes Middle School and
I.T. Creswell Middle School of the Arts  to Meharry Medical College for #GOALS 2023!

Monday October 23 
Haynes Middle School
Tuesday October 24
I.T. Creswell Middle
School of the Arts

#GOALS is an interactive educational experience to inspire 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to Go Out and Love Science!

It includes hands-on activities and small group conversations with graduate students and healthcare professionals designed specifically for middle school students. 

FAQ about #GOALS

  • Who is invited to #GOALS?
    • All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Haynes Middle School and I.T. Creswell Middle School for the Arts have been invited to participate in #GOALS 2023.
  • What should I expect at #GOALS?
    • #GOALS participants will be warmly welcomed at Meharry Medical College at the start of the day. 
    • Each grade level will be divided into small groups and students will spend the day engaged in a range of interactive experiences designed just for them. 
    • Middle school scholars will meet graduate students studying for careers in healthcare, along with doctors, nurses, and other professionals who will share their stories and encouragement. 
    • Lunch will be provided for all students.
  • How long is #GOALS?
    • #GOALS takes place during normal school hours. 
    • Chartered buses will transport students and their chaperones from their school to Meharry in the morning and back in the afternoon. 
  • What do students wear?
    • Each student will be given a #GOALS t-shirt to wear, and they should dress for an active day.
  • When are permission slips due?
    • We want all students to participate if possible, so we will accept permission slips on the day of the event – however, a student will not be able to get on the bus without one. 
    • Please check with your teacher if you need help turning in the permission slip
  • My student needs some additional help to fully participate. What do I do?
    • All students are welcome at #GOALS and we want to do all we can to ensure every student can have the full #GOALS experience. 
    • Please make sure your teacher knows about any help your child might need. Thank you.
  • Where can I find out more information about #GOALS?
    • #GOALS is an initiative of the Ascension Foundation and Community Impact. You can find out more about #GOALS and the Foundation at their website: theascensionfoundation.org