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Friday, September 8 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Tapping the Full Potential of the Latino Male Student

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Participants will learn about the young Latino male and his rite of educational passage. This includes the critical importance of answering the three core questions connected to success in education for Latino males: Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Session topics will cover a demographic portrait of the Latino male; the current condition of education for Latino males; why so many are failing in school; how to empower Latino male students; developing a local blueprint for community action including student achievement, student engagement, college recruitment, retention, graduation, student service leadership models; school and college climates; and Latino father engagement. Personal student testimonials are included.

Audience: Middle Teacher, High School Teacher, Middle School Counselor, High School Counselor, Middle School Administrators, High School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders


Joaquin Aganza

bilingual school psychologist, Vista Unified School District
Joaquin Aganza is a school psychologist and adjunct professor at SDSU.

Juan Gaytan

Researcher, San Diego State University
Juan Gaytan is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at UC Irvine.
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Roberto Rivas

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Encuentros Leadership
Roberto is a nonprofit consultant providing leadership direction through a responsive blueprint for the academic underachievement of the youngest, largest, fastest growing emerging community of K-12 public education students: Latino males.  He has extensive experience in youth leadership... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
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