NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), in partnership with The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), announced the launch of College Admissions 411. The Spanish-language series, which will air weekly on HITN-TV beginning September 9, provides practical information about the complicated college admissions process. The program is intended to help and inspire U.S. Latino students, their families, teachers and their community, according to the producers, while answering questions such as “Is it worth going to college?”
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One answer provided by the program is that, on average, college graduates earn $1,000,000 more in their lifetime than high school graduates.
The series is available in its Wednesday prime time slot on HITN TV and on the program’s dedicated website, http://www.HITN.tv/CA411.
Each episode features Spanish-speaking educators who address the issues that really matter to U.S. Latinos who are applying to college. Big questions like: How much will it cost? and How can I pay for it? as well as the complicated details like How do I fill out the financial aid form?
“HACU helped us receive a tremendous response from leading American universities and colleges,” says HITN founder and CEO Jose Luis Rodriguez. “Contributors include HACU-member institutions such as South Texas College, as well as Brooklyn College, MIT and the University of Southern California. Latino community organizations asked us to help them improve their college prep programs. Our new series is a response to their urgent need,” says Rodriguez.
According to Dr. Antonio Flores, President and CEO of HACU, “Both HITN and HACU want to reach every student in America who dreams of a better life through a college education but may not be aware of the opportunities within his or her reach. Through College Admissions 411 we also aim to help every Spanish-speaking adult who is working with an aspiring Latino student – as a parent, teacher, administrator or mentor — become a true champion of Hispanic success in higher education.”
Many of the sequences involving High School students were filmed at Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Academy. “This amazing project will be very successful,” says Dr. Hodge, the school’s principal. “American educators everywhere are determined to improve college attendance amongst Latinos.”
Topics that are examined this Fall season include: Strategies for U.S. Hispanics; The Application Timeline; A Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid; The Importance of Grades; and How to Succeed in the Standardized Tests.
HITN is currently producing 25 episodes of College Admissions 411, with another series planned in 2010.
HITN-TV College Admissions 411, an exclusive series from HITN TV
Wednesdays 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT
Saturdays 12 pm ET/9 am PT
About HITN: The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) was established in 1983 as a non-profit organization. HITN’s mission is dedicated to the advancement of Hispanics by providing engaging educational entertainment that invites individuals and families to live fuller, richer lives and enables them to serve as an ever-growing engine of intellectual power and progress. HITN provides a unique source of educational, cultural, news and public affairs programs to the homes of Hispanics in the United States and Puerto Rico. HITN is available on Dish Network; DirecTV; Time Warner Cable (NY, NJ, TX); Comcast (IL, CO); Charter (CA, NV, WA, GA); AT&T
U-verse and Verizon FiOs nationwide.
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