Thursday, December 3, 2009

Latinos and Education

Key findings of a recent report by the Pew Hispanic Center on Latinos and Education:

Nearly nine-in-ten (89%) Latino young adults ages 16 to 25 say that a college education is important for success in life, yet only about half that number-48%-say that they themselves plan to get a college degree.

Data based on a national survey of 2,012 Latinos ages 16 and older by the Pew Hispanic Center conducted from Aug. 5 to Sept. 16, 2009.

Education is a bridge to advancement and professional growth opening up many doors of opportunities.

What can we do to improve these numbers?

Through active engagement with these youth to motivate them to pursue Higher Education.