Closing the gap between school and work: Engaging Learning Preps Top Students and Keeps Struggling Students in School

Dressed in hospital scrubs, Manida My heard “code blue” and saw her patient’s heartbeat on the monitor. All she could think was, “What should I do?” Her first patient, “Johnny,” was critically injured in a traffic accident caused by texting and driving.

“At first, I was really nervous. My heart was racing,” said the 17-year-old, a senior at Lakewood High School in Long Beach, Calif. “I realized I had somebody helping me and I was more confident … Even though it was kind of scary, it was a good kind of thrill.”