What is Anatomy Academy?
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Anatomy Academy is an outreach and research program aimed at combating childhood obesity, promoting healthy living and encouraging the pursuit of higher education through the teaching of anatomy and basic nutrition.
As an Anatomy Academy mentor, you will teach small groups of 6-8 students with a co-mentor at participating schools here in Utah county. Most mentors are assigned to teach in 5th- or 6th-grade classrooms; however, willing volunteers may also be assigned to either special needs high schools or Spanish-immersion elementary school classrooms.
No previous anatomy or teaching experience is needed - each week a lesson plan of basic anatomy, nutrition and activity ideas is provided.
How do I get involved?
Please fill out this survey form to start the process of volunteering! Program leaders will contact you after you have submitted the form.
Volunteers commit to 1.5-3 hours a week, once a week, for 7 consecutive weeks during Fall and Winter semesters. Hours ultimately depend on your school location. Consistency for the kids is essential, so please plan on being present each week should you choose to participate.
Please complete this mandatory 25 minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with this program. For pictures of supplies, check out our Instagram!
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I understood that I am making a positive impact in their lives. Kids develop dreams in life at early ages, and I believe that Anatomy Academy helped them to cultivate dreams of being future nurses and physicians.
I absolutely loved teaching anatomy last year in the elementary schools. Watching how curious the kids were and interacting with them is what I looked forward to each week. Anatomy Academy also helped me connect with others and learn from them. I want to be able to help kids learn about their bodies in a fun way, look forward to learning new things, and be a mentor that they can look up to.