Community Impact Day
Overview of EVMS Community Impact Day
EVMS is one of the only medical schools in the nation founded by the community, for the community. Our mission is to become the most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions in the United States.
In keeping with EVMS’ mission, incoming students will participate in Community Impact Day, a meaningful outreach with P. B. Young Elementary in Norfolk. This community service project will contribute to the experiential learning of our students while improving the health and wellness of Hampton Roads.
- To partner with a local organization who will be positively impacted by the outreach and service efforts of EVMS and its students
- To engage EVMS students in an introductory, but meaningful, service project that will contribute to their experiential learning while helping to improve the health and wellbeing of Hampton Roads
- To demonstrate the importance of our commitment to this mission by engaging the incoming student body in a community service outreach upon their arrival at EVMS
- To create interdisciplinary team building opportunities for our students in alignment with our strategic curriculum priorities
- To introduce EVMS students to the issues relating to social justice, equity and determinants of health within a community as a basis for future discussion and learning
EVMS Impact Teams
Teams will be comprised of one EVMS facilitator and approximately 13-15 incoming students from programs representing both the Schools of Medicine and Health Professions. A coordinator from P.B. Young Elementary will also be assigned to each EVMS Impact Team to provide onsite instruction, project-specific supplies, and oversight of the Team’s work.
Students should wear their T-shirts given out at Friday’s orientation. Students unable to pick up their T-shirts Friday can get them Saturday during check-in (8:00 a.m. in the Jones Institute Atrium). Khakis, jeans or shorts of appropriate length are acceptable attire.
P. B. Young Elementary School has identified their list of needs and priorities for our service project. Each EVMS Impact Team will be assigned a project that may include the following types of activities:
- beautifying the school grounds
- preparing and organizing classrooms for the upcoming school year
- assembling student backpacks with school supplies
- decorating classrooms and bulletin boards
About P. B. Young Elementary School
P. B. Young Elementary School is located in downtown Norfolk and enrolls students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5. Through the leadership of school principal Dr. Alana Balthazar, P. B. Young Elementary School continues to fulfill its mission of being committed to excellence by building a solid academic and social foundation, encouraging ownership, which supports empowerment for all.
United For Children
This year’s community service project came about from a partnership between EVMS, Norfolk Public School System and The United Way, as part of the United For Children initiative. United for Children is a coalition of cross-sector public-private partners focused on driving educational success in our poorest children to break the cycle of poverty, ultimately developing successful, self-sufficient adults of character.