Mi Educación (My Education):
The “Mi Educación (My Education) Film Series is an award-winning, multi-media program consisting of seven HD films and English/Spanish curriculum. Mi Educación helps Latino students plan for the future and aspire to be the first in their family to attend college. Using Entertainment-Education (E-E) strategies, Mi Educación is built around customized messages that educate Latino teens and parents about the connection between educational attainment and financial success.
The ultimate goal for Mi Educación is to get more Latino students to high school graduation and into the correct school/career pathway. The customized teaching tools in Mi Educación can be used in various settings: a classroom, at home, conferences, and across various media platforms.
- Innovative and creative communication tools attract young people’s attention and make higher education appealing
- Award-winning film series and curriculum that can be used with a variety of audiences: Latino teens, parents, service providers, and practitioners – for various settings: a classroom, at home, conferences, and across various media platforms
- Facilitate Town Hall Forums called “Noche de Cine” that help increase Latino family engagement.
Una Historia Mas
(Another Story) Follows a Mexican immigrant family as they struggle to balance their heritage with Amercan culture and economic mainstream. Knowledge Gained: Latino families learn the importance of acquiring english language skills and adapting to the U.S., while maintaining their natve values. Parents learn how to promote learning at home and how to be directly involved with teachers to help measure a child's academic progress.
No Nacimos Ricos
(We Were Not Born Rich) Presents the misconceptions that exist in the Latino community about financial aid and the process to apply for student loans. Knowledge Gained: Latino youth and parents learn facts about the availability of federal finacial aid. including how to apply for aid and information regarding the Free Applicatino for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
"Amor Escolar" - A college student is confronted with the choice of accepting a job or entering a graduate program. Is a University the right choice? College graduates can expect to earn a salary almost double that of high school graduates. The difference in salary earned compounds over a lifetime.