THECB Funds Project MALES Mentoring Program

October 7, 2012

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded Project MALES a $50,000 grant for its male mentoring initiatives. Funds were awarded to DDCE faculty fellow Dr. Victor B. Sáenz, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education and founder of Project MALES.


Dr. Victor Sáenz


The grant will provide support for the Project MALES Student Fellows Mentoring Program and will allow Project MALES to expand the number of fellows and extend mentoring to a second school in the Austin Independent School District.

The mentoring program seeks to create a critical mass of young, engaged, and civic-minded Latino male students to positively affect their academic success and college readiness through mentoring bonds across multiple generations.


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