Program connects Hispanic professionals and high school students
The program "Mentores Latinos de America" (Latino Mentors of America) connects Hispanic professionals and high school students to guide them in their future careers and job search, as reported in HispanicBusiness.com.
Rolando Moreno, a former football trainer in the University of California, San Diego established the program in 1997 to help Hispanic students succeed in college. The article reported that quite often Hispanic high school students lack role models, and having professional in various fields helps break stereotypes and barriers to college success.
Last year, 30 high schools in Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento, and around 50 Hispanics professionals participated, including doctors and business leaders.
Source: HispanicBusiness.com, Latino Mentors of America Give Guidance to Hispanic Students, March 26, 2012.