The CHAMPIONS NETWork is spearheaded by UI Health’s Department of Emergency Medicine and launched in the summer of 2016. In partnership with nine high schools located in mostly underserved neighborhoods, CHAMPIONS works to 1) empower youth to improve community health and to 2) develop these youth as the healthcare professionals of the future. Our summer program trains a chosen cohort of students to become health advocates while our school-year initiatives further provide college preparation and career development.


Partner Organizations

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Baxter International Foundation
Mikva Challenge
The Pritzker-Traubert Family Foundation
Illinois Heart Rescue
UIC Cancer Center
Hispanic Center of Excellence 
Urban Health Program 

Partner Schools

Benito Juarez Community Academy
Farragut Career Academy
Nicholas Senn High School
Roberto Clemente Community Academy
Dunbar Vocational High School
Instituto Health Science Career Academy
Paul Robeson High School
TEAM Englewood Community Academy
UIC College Prep
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