Project MALES Student Mentors – 2014-2015
The Project MALES Student Mentoring Program is off to a great 2014-15 academic year. We have a total of 36 Mentors, 34 of which are returning from last academic year. This year we are continuing our mentoring partnerships at Travis, Lanier, and Reagan High Schools in Austin ISD. Our Mentoring Site Coordinators Mike Gutierrez, Jesse Mondragon, and Juan Lopez, as well as the Project MALES student leaders have planned many engaging and dynamic activities throughout the academic year. Here is the schedule of events for fall 2014;
Summer 2015 Recruiting Events
Location: Outside of Gregory Gym Time: 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m
Freshman Student and Parent Orientation:
June 8th, 2015
June 15th, 2015
June 22nd, 2015
June 29th, 2015
July 6th, 2015
July 13th, 2015
Transfer Student Orientation:
June 26th, 2015
July 10th, 2015
July 17th, 2015
Agents of Change: Project MALES Mentors
This short documentary highlights Project Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success (MALES). This organization was created in the fall of 2010 as a response to the research findings on Latino males’ experiences across the educational pipeline in the state of Texas. Project MALES encompasses three interrelated initiatives: an ongoing research project focused on exploring the experiences of Latino males across the education pipeline; a mentoring program that aims to cultivate an engaged support network for males of color at UT-Austin and across the Central Texas community; and a newly launched statewide P-16 Consortium focused on the success of male students of color.
In this documentary, Dr. Enrique Romo, the program director, shares how our work focuses on uplifting and providing resources and access to our young men of color. The documentary also showcases Miguel Gonzalez, an undergraduate mentor who describes being a mentor as “changing the life of a high school student” and “playing the role of a listener.” Miguel has been mentoring for Project MALES since 2011, when he was a first-year student at UT Austin.
We look forward to continue sharing the work our mentors do with our local, state, and national colleagues and partners.
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