The conversation, organized as a Google+ Hangout, was convened as, “an opportunity to hear from programs, models, organizations, or initiatives that are helping close the achievement gap, from cradle-to-career, for Hispanic students, and for discussing ways to continue moving the needle on progress for Latino students and families forward.”
Carina Soto, Career & College Clubs Program Manager, spoke for the program and emphasized why the middle grades are a critical time to introduce (or continue) college and career readiness.
You can view the entire conversation (1 hour) below:
As part of the 25th Anniversary Year of Action, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics made a national call for Bright Spots in Hispanic Education and announced over 230 – including Career & College Clubs – during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Some photos from the event: