Summer Launch 2023 FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
2023 MYHealth Summer Launch will take place from Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 11th 2023. Sessions will begin at 12pm each day and end between 4pm and 5pm each. The program is 100% virtual.
MYHealth will provide all students with a laptop computer that they can use for the duration of the program.
In addition, students are asked to complete 15- to 20-minute surveys at the start and end of the program and are invited to complete a post-program interview. Students can earn $20 per survey completed and $25 if they complete the interview.
Payments are sent using a Visa gift card that is mailed to your house at the end of the month.
Students are asked to attend all program sessions, complete some independent online activities, and complete surveys and a follow-up interview. The MYHealth research team is hoping to understand how a research training program can influence high school students’ interest in research and ability to see themselves as researchers (researcher identity). The surveys and interview guide contain questions that help us to understand these pathways to choosing a research career in the future.
For more on what you can expect, feel free to review our informed consent document that all program students (and their parents if they are younger than 18) are asked to complete upon enrolling.
During the MYHealth Summer Launch, students can expect to learn more about the basics of research like what it is, why we do it, and how we make sure we do it well. We will also learn more about MyVoice, a national text message poll of youth, that our academic year students use to conduct their own research project.
You can find our program email at the bottom of the Summer Launch recruitment flyer here: http://myhealthmichigan.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2023-Summer-Launch-Recruitment-Flyer_FINAL.pdf
Small groups typically rotate each day or throughout the day in the Summer Launch program so students have a chance to interact with all of their peers.
- you are a high school student from Southeast Michigan (or graduated in the last 6 months)
- AND will have access to internet and be able to join
then you can participate in the MYHealth program.
Typically the Impact Projects meeting times are pre-selected and students who are able to join can be part of Impact Projects.