Project MALES Student Mentors – 2015-2016
The Project MALES Student Mentoring Program is off to a great 2015-16 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 Webb Middle School, Travis, Lanier, and Reagan High Schools in Austin ISD. This semester we have also added Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy as one of our sites. Our Mentoring Site Coordinators Juan Lopez, Jorge Rodriguez, and Jorge Segovia, as well as the Project MALES student leaders have planned many engaging and dynamic activities throughout the academic year. For up to date information about the Project MALES Student Mentoring Program and our events click on one of the following links.
Here are the remaining events for the fall 2015 semester:
Project MALES End of Year Celebration
Friday December 4th
Location: Al Kiva SZB (104)
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. For more information our Project MALES activities, please visit our website often.