In January 2010, the College Board of Advocacy & Policy Center issued The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color.
As shown in their research, Latino men have low high school graduation rates and low college enrollment due to the lack of Latino role models in the education system.
As an institution serving a full-time student population of more than 25 percent Hispanic, CSUSM is proud to announce its partnership with Encuentros Leadership and Mt. San Jacinto College to present an Educational Leadership Symposium titled, “The Face of the American Educator: Addressing the Latino Male Shortage.”
The event will be hosted from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee campus.
This symposium is designed to unite students, teachers, principals, and community leaders from schools and universities throughout Southern California to address these issues and to identify strategies to increase the number of Latino males who choose to become educators.
The mission of this symposium is to create a continuously engaged network of leaders who will promote educational equity for the traditionally underrepresented group of Latino males beyond this one day event.
The program includes breakfast, keynote speaker Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County Superintendent of Education, and roundtable workshops with prominent educational community leaders. Participants will engage in two of four topics during breakout sessions including: Exploring How to Grow Your Own Pipeline; Financial Access and Recruitment; Overcoming Barriers & Empowering Students; and The Student Perspective.
Seats are limited.
To be a part of this groundbreaking event, call 760-750-4020 or visit CSUSM Extended Learning.