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CYFERNET is sponsoring a webinar on Thursday, May 19, around programs that make a different for Latino youth.
Programs and Practices that Make a Difference on Thursday, May 19 at 1 pm Eastern Time, and will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to the problem of Latina/o Academic Achievement
- Community Cultural Wealth as a Theoretical Framework
- Programs that address Latina/o dropout
o Review of “Together for a Better Education/Junta Para Una Mejor Educación” program
o Review of “Anahuac School and Community Engagement Program”
§ Review of research on role of ethnic identity
o Youth and Families with Promise (YFP) – mentoring and school achievement
To register for this webinar, go to: http://www1.cyfernet.org/onlinepd.html
Andrew O. Behnke, PhD, is an assistant professor of human development and an extension specialist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He has served the Latino community for the last fourteen years via mentoring and family programs. Dr. Behnke and Cintia Aguilar developed the “Juntos” program to help Latino families come together to make higher education a reality. He conducts outreach efforts and applied research on academic achievement among Latino youth, parent involvement in academics, stress and parenting, and Latino fatherhood. His life mission is bringing better attention to those factors that help immigrant Latino families succeed and thrive in the U.S.
Ronald B. Cox, Jr. Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of human development and family science and a state Specialist at Oklahoma State University. He is also the Director of the OSU Center for Family Resilience. Dr. Cox’s research focuses on contextual factors as risk regulators in the development of resilience in adolescents with a focus on Latino youth. His most recent projects include studies on substance abuse among adolescents in Venezuela and school dropout and teen pregnancy prevention among youth in Oklahoma.
Nora Luna, M.Ed., is an Assistant Professor and an Area Specialist in school retention at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Las Vegas. She conducts research in the area of Latina/o academic achievement and is the co-author of the Anahuac School and Community Engagement Program. Her research focuses on examining the ways Latina/Latino youth use cultural wealth to navigate the U.S. educational system.