HISPA New Jersey's 2016 Role Model Program Kick-Off and Recruiting Event, hosted by UPS and UPS Crecer Latino BRG
HISPA, UPS and UPS Crecer are pleased to invite you to join the
HISPA New Jersey 2016 Role Model Program Kick-Off & Recruiting Event: Honoring Our Stories, Building America's Future
UPS, UPS Crecer and HISPA invite you to join our 2016 Kick-Off and Recruiting Event, "Honoring Our Stories, Building America's Future," to commit to SHARE, INSPIRE, and TRANSFORM the lives of students across New Jersey and New York City!
Join us for music, food, and the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with our hosts UPS and UPS Crecer, HISPA 2016 Champion of the Year. In addition to hearing from keynote speaker UPS Chief Information Officer Juan Perez, winner of HISPA's Leadership in Mentoring Award, and many UPS and Crecer leaders (agenda and biographies below), guests will also enjoy networking opportunities with representatives from organizations including AT&T, ETS, Prospanica, Verizon and Wells Fargo. Two round-trip tickets--courtesy of Southwest Airlines, HISPA's official airline partner--will be given away as door prizes among those who register to be HISPA Role Models.
Opening Remarks - Manfred Morales, HISPA 2014 Role Model of the Year
Special Welcome - Jesus Gonzalez and Marina Batista, Crecer ISNJ Co-Chairs; Patrick Swaszek and Viviana Jimenez, Crecer North Atlantic Co-Chairs
HISPA Vision 2020 - Dr. Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, HISPA Founder and President
Keynote Address - Juan Perez, UPS CIO, Crecer Executive Advisor and HISPA Role Model
Why HISPA? - Special Guests
Closing Remarks - Regina Hartley, UPS Vice President of Human Resources
HISPA is active throughout New Jersey, New York City, San Antonio and Florida. To date, we have mobilized over 2,000 volunteers to encourage over 7,000 students to fulfill their potential through academic achievement. Join us and learn more about becoming a HISPA Role Model, sharing your story and inspiring young Latinos to excel in school and pursue higher education to achieve their dreams. Inspirational speakers and HISPA Role Models will share their experiences and the impact of their volunteerism with attendees.
WHY A ROLE MODEL PROGRAM?
The majority of children never have to ask themselves the question, "Can I really be a teacher, doctor, astronaut, or politician?” Unfortunately, many Latino youth do not see role models that look like them in such professions. Research has shown a strong correlation between students having a mentor or role model and their pursuit of higher education:
“The findings identified four family background characteristics that contributed to their scholarly achievement. The four themes were (a) a strong parental commitment to the importance of education, (b) parental facilitation of their child's autonomy, (c) an array of nonverbal, parental expressions of support for educational goals and tasks, and (d) the presence of supportive faculty mentors and role models in the students' lives.”
Latino students need role models to help them see their educational opportunities and to show them how to navigate the college system. For many of these students, this knowledge may not be available from other sources. For this reason, it is important to provide credible Latino role models to students. We invite you to join our efforts to eradicate the lack of role models as a reason why our students don't pursue higher education.
REGISTER AND LEARN ABOUT HOW TO BECOME A HISPA ROLE MODEL FOR OUR YOUTH!
If you would like an on-site presentation to your company, please reach out to Rod Colón, HISPA Role Model Development Director, at email@example.com. Event sponsorship opportunities are availble; please contact Kelly Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For opportunities to become an Annual Partner or Founding Partner of HISPA, please contact Dr. Ivonne Díaz-Claisse, HISPA President & CEO, email@example.com.