Workshop Prepares Hispanic Students for College Entrance

Workshop Prepares Hispanic Students for College Entrance



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Washington DC—(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 11, 2004–In the past ten years, the Hispanic population increased by at least 58 percent, but only 11 percent of them graduated from college, compared to 29 percent of non-Hispanics. Addressing this issue, the National Association of Hispanic Publications Inc. Annual Convention will host a workshop on college entrance preparation on Saturday, March 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The NAHP Foundation together with the United States Army, a long supporter of the Foundation educational programs and the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics united forces to change these alarming numbers. They will sponsor the workshop focused on informing and preparing Hispanic students to reach their college dream.

The US Army will provide a free online course in math, English and test-taking skills called March2Succes, a program developed by The Princeton Review. In addition, students will have the opportunity to figure out their communications styles with the flash cards system Winning ColorsÒ.

A major supporter of college education for the Hispanic community, the US Army has also developed a free educational toolkit called “Planning For Life” that will help students, parents and educators to better prepare America’s youths to attend college.

“The US Army has been a strong supporter of the Foundation programs, but most importantly, they are sponsors of Hispanic education. We are pleased to bring this workshop to the convention and thankful for the US Army big help to make this happen,” said Eddie Escobedo, Chairman of the NAHP Foundation.

The Annual Convention will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel from March 17 to 20, 2004. Over 200 NAHP publication members will attend the Convention, and, this year, NAHP Inc. estimates that over 450 participants will come to the event.

For more information call 202-662-7257 or e-mail cnascimento@nahp.org

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc

The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc., (NAHP, Inc) is the largest organization representing Hispanic publications at the national level. NAHP Inc. counts more than 200 member publications with a combined circulation of more than 12 million. Its member publications reach more than 50 percent of Hispanic households in 55 U.S. markets, every week. NAHP, Inc. provides Hispanic publications with the most effective medium to reach its readership. NAHP Inc. works hard at keeping the Hispanic community informed and educated about social issues, updating its readers about member publications, providing technical assistance and improving the quality of Hispanic publications at the national level. Please, visit our website for more information: http://www.nahponline.org or call 202-662-7250.

About the National Association of Hispanic Publications Foundation

The National Hispanic Press Foundation is the 501-c-3 educational sister organization of NAHP, Inc. and its Hispanic publishers. Its mission is to build communities through excellence in publishing. The Foundation’s programs include an annual publication of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive Hispanic scholarship directory, a national circulation audit campaign to enhance the viability of Hispanic publications, media research, scholarships, voter registration and educational programs, among others. For more information see http://www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org or call 202-662-7250.

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CONTACT:

Cristiane Nascimento, 202-662-7250

Workshop Prepares Hispanic Students for College Entrance