P-2969

Encuentros Leadership

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: San Marcos

Total Budget: $2,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: In addition to Encuentros’ long-running STEM curriculum, this year’s grant will support a Teaching Academy to expose and encourage young Latino men to pursue careers in teaching.


Since 2003, Encuentros Leadership has attracted more than 600 middle and high school Latino boys each year from local school districts in North San Diego county. Encuentros highlights the importance of education and its connection to a successful career. Encuentros Leadership grew out of a deep concern that high school graduation rates are the lowest among Latino boys in comparison to other ethnic groups. The timeline is the 2019-20 academic year.

A report published by the A. Schott Foundation for Public Education states that barely half of male Latinos graduate from high school in four years. Heidi Brooks, COO for the Shott Foundation, states, "Instead of a child's success being determined by his talents and abilities, today it is determined by what ZIP code a child attends school in". We've seen across the country that schools with high Latino and Black enrollment "often lack AP (advanced placement) courses, up-to-date textbooks, full science labs, and libraries."

Encuentros Leadership has continued to reverse this trend of high drop-out rates by promoting STEM careers for middle and high school Latino boys This year, Encuentros Leadership, in response to a national call for more Latino teachers, has added a Teaching Academy for Latino men. Young Latino men are recruited from the ranks of Encuentros Leadership and are exposed to the teaching profession during the school year, including a week-long summer program where they learn the intricacies of what it takes to become a classroom teacher in California.

With chapters in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Escondido school districts, Encuentros Leadership continues to support an outreach program to Latino fathers to heighten awareness and encourage support for their sons' education beyond high school. The program, called "Pláticas: Hombre a Hombre", is a six-week intensive program where fathers learn a multitude of skills to help their sons navigate life beyond high school.

The requested funds will be used to guide Latino boys through their education, to help reverse the high drop-out rates by encouraging boys to stay in school, to graduate, and to go onto a higher education, whether in stem-related fields, or the teaching profession. Route 78 Rotarians and other community professional's model appropriate demeanor through their interactions with these young men. One Rotarian is on the Board of Encuentros Leadership, and others participate as informal mentors. The timeline for the use of these funds is the Academic year 2019-2020.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: North County San Diego-Route 78

Primary Contact: John Halcon

Email: jhalcon@me.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

San Marcos (5340)

15-Jul-19

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

Total

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

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History Log Entries

15-Jul-19

by John Halcon

System Entry: Creation of project page.

17-Jul-19

by John Halcon

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

17-Jul-19

by John Halcon

System Entry: Project signed by John Halcon.

17-Jul-19

by Dale Proctor

System Entry: Project signed by Dale Proctor.

17-Jul-19

by John Halcon

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

17-Jul-19

by John Halcon

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

17-Jul-19

by Dale Proctor

System Entry: Project signed by Dale Proctor.

17-Jul-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Ron Wilson.

17-Jul-19

by John Halcon

System Entry: Project signed by John Halcon.

5-Aug-19

by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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