Educate the Future

Latino grad

According to recently released U.S. Census data compiled by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, the higher education enrollment rate of 18- to 24-year-old Latino high school graduates reached 49 percent in 2012, surpassing that of White high school graduates for the first time.

However, there are numerous reports that indicate that although Latinos now represent the largest minority group on college campuses, their graduation rate remains well below that of other students enrolled in college.  Further census data suggests that Latinos represent the nation’s largest minority group and the fastest growing segment of our society.

As part of the National Forum’s engagement with The Graduates, an inspiring documentary that offers first-hand perspectives on the challenges facing Latino high school students from across the United States, we encourage you to “educate the future” by telling us how you will use education for social change.

Join the National Forum’s Educate the Future social media campaign by uploading a brief video of yourself to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram completing this sentence:

 

“I will use education to change…”

#educatethefuture

 

Check back here to see your post and what others throughout the country are saying.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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