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Crowdfunder: Expanding Educational Opportunity for Young Latino Men in NC

LatinaLista — Scholars’ Latino Initiative (SLI) seeks to inspire and empower Latina/o students by creating pathways to educational, professional, and civic engagement opportunities.  By providing each student with a support system that includes individual, community, and institutional level support, SLI creates the access and instills the agency needed for each student to pursue their dreams.

According to the Schott Foundation for Public Education, in North Carolina, only 62.3% of Latino Males graduate from high school—a statistic that mirrors national trends for young men of color.  

Fortunately, SLI’s young Latino males are striving to break the mold. Well on their way to their high school graduation, these students are aiming towards another milestone:  higher education.  

By promoting the success of young Latino males across NC, SLI aims to develop new role models for young men to emulate and develop a new culture of academic excellence in these communities.

The HIPGive campaign's goal is $10,000.

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