HOPE for a new generation of healthcare professionals


Health Occupations and Professions Exploration (HOPE) provides career pathways education and guidance to students seeking careers in healthcare. Our mission is to help high school students from underrepresented backgrounds find their path into a fulfilling career in healthcare.

HOPE sessions are held during the academic year, typically on Saturdays in November and March. For more information about what takes place during HOPE, click on the About Us link.

There is no other program like this currently in existence in Dane County!

Since its founding in 2013, the HOPE program has

participating middle and high school students and college mentors
HOPE participants in paid summer internships
Scholarships (in partnership with UnityPoint Health – Meriter & Quartz) to students attending Madison College’s Health Science or Liberal Arts Transfer programs


HOPE is proud to support the following Community Based Organizations and Community Partners:

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