Want to be involved in lifting the lives of Latino and other minority youth? You’ve come to the right place. Lifting the lives of Latino youth is perhaps the greatest challenge facing America in the next 35 years. As they become the majority, they will either be contributing citizens, or disaffected, angry, and adding to the welfare rolls. Fortunately, it is the easiest challenge facing us today because Latino youth have strong family backgrounds, but with something lacking in current American culture. However easy, it’s not simple and will require a coordinated effort. We need the involvement of all elements of our society to maximize the effect we can have.
The Latino Initiative is a comprehensive approach to eliminating the issues that keep Latinos and minorities from achieving their full potential in American society, especially in the American academic environment. Rather than focus on just one aspect of the issue the Diversity Initiative attempts to address all aspects of the issues. Thus the Student Campaign, the Parent Campaign, the Community Campaign, and the Educator Campaign. The Diversity Initiative can be a work in progress, and we welcome any suggestions to make it more complete and useful to everyone interested in these populations. Read about Why The Latino Initiative.
The focus of every campaign is the student. The goal is to increase the graduation rate of Latino and other minorities from high school, and to have them enroll and graduate from some form of advanced education, whether it is university, trade school, or some other form of advanced training.
The most complete document is the complete Diversity Initiative in which we have incorporated all that we know that can be done to assist these students. You may access the document here:
A summary and more graphically and visually interesting version of the initiative can be found here:
(You see this page by using the scroll bar on the right.)
(Which is the same as the Latino Initiative, we had just named it differently when we wrote it.)
A Power Point presentation of the initiative that could be used to explain it to others is found here:
Follow this link to a suggested Organizational Structure for the Latino Initiative.
For those whose interest is focused on one of the campaigns of the Diversity Initiative you can read about individual ones here:
An approach to raising the graduation rates of students that involves students, parents, and educators is incorporated in the
that is currently under development. You can read about its goals and methods in the link above. We believe that once implemented, this class can have a very profound effect on reaching our goals of increasing the graduation rates of Latinos and other minorities. We invite your support of this class, both to Donate, and by being a Volunteer to help with the development of the class.
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