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The Hummingbird Initiative is supported funded by the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration and housed at The University of Colorado, School of Medicine The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This program is for high school students, primarily juniors and seniors, to obtain hands-on, experiential learning, college-credit, and mentorship towards future careers in the behavioral health field. The Hummingbird Initiative serves rural, suburban, and urban Colorado students.

Our Hummingbird Scholars receive academic high school credit for their in-class program participation as well as micro-credentialing and public health university credit. Students will participate in a state-wide consortium where health professionals educate our students. Hummingbirds scholars have access to national and statewide events and collaborations. Wrap-around support services and resources are distributed to students, families, and the community.

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." - Howard Zinn

Our Mission

Our Mission

The Hummingbird Initiative mission is to inspire and empower high school students to pursue careers in healthcare by providing comprehensive education, mentorship, and experiential learning. Through our program, we aim to cultivate a diverse pipeline of future healthcare professionals who are passionate, skilled, and committed to making a positive impact on community and global health.


Our Vision

At The Hummingbird Initiative, we envision a future where high school students are motivated and equipped to embark on healthcare careers. Through our program, we foster diverse talents, providing individuals with the knowledge, mentorship, and practical skills necessary to positively guide students into behavior healthcare careers.

Our Partners

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