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ADVISORY for Thursday, September 20th
A special event at the Lafayette Boys & Girls Club will help Latino parents and students navigate the complexities of college admissions and financial aid, providing tips and insight from education experts. The meeting is free and open to the public.
— Sandra Ruiz, a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and a mentor to participants in the HSF-BGCA program, will encourage attendees to seek out educational and scholarship opportunities.
— Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with local college representatives.
At 44 million, Latinos make up the largest minority and fastest-growing population in the nation. Despite this, only 66 percent of Hispanic youth graduate high school.
This HSF-BGCA alliance helps young Latinos understand how critical a college education is to a successful future, and encourages them begin to prepare now for higher education. . The initiative is funded by The Goldman Sachs Foundation.
Thursday, September 20th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Lafayette Boys and Girls Club, 2714 W. Augusta Blvd, Chicago
Roxanne Spillett, President, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Christopher E. Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Michelle Armstrong, Vice President and Program Officer, The Goldman Sachs Foundation
Sandra Ruiz, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (http://www.hsf.net) is the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF’s vision is to strengthen the country by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans.
In support of its mission to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees, HSF provides the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization. In its 32-year history, HSF has awarded more than 82,000 scholarships worth more than $221 million to Latinos from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (http://www.bgca.org) comprises a national network of more than 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving some 4.8 million young people, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old.
Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach. Chicago’s Union League Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 10,000 youth at five locations.