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BCPS Hosts La Universidad: Sí, Se Puede!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in partnership with Broward College hosts, La Universidad: Si Se Puede!, a symposium intended to equip and empower Latino families with the tools, and information needed to ensure college and career readiness. The symposium takes place at:
Broward College Central Campus (gymnasium)
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
With a large focus on post-secondary goals, the symposium will kick off with keynote speaker and President of Broward College, Central Campus, Dr. Marielena DeSanctis, and share her compelling story of hard work and service from the perspective of a Latina. Following her speech will be a series of workshops, which include:
How to Successfully Graduate from High School “Como graduarse con éxito de la preparatoria” led by Mónica Nelsas, Bilingual/ESOL department, BCPS
  • This workshop covers what is required for students to complete high school and transition into college, in addition to sharing how parents can support students during this time.
How to get Accepted Into College “Como ser aceptado a la universidad” led by Rosemary Miranda, director of counseling and Nathaly Ramirez, BRACE advisor from Hollywood Hills High School
  • This workshop covers the college application process, and how to apply for financial aid. It also highlights how BCPS can help in this process.
Naviance – Family Connection: College and Career Opportunities “Naviance:  carreras y oportunidades universitarias” led by Reina M. Murray, bilingual student counselor, BCPS 
  • This workshop explains how this online tool can map out a route to college and increase their knowledge and potential for scholarships.
Security, Trust and Protection “Seguridad, confianza y protección: La fuerza del orden al servicio de la educación” led by Lieutenant Frank Lizano, Broward College, Central Campus
  • This workshop highlights the safety measures colleges and universities implement to protect students and staff.
Panel Discussion: College Life “Discusión de Panel: La universidad: inicio y oportunidad de una vida” led by Fernando Lobato, Vivian Suarez, Ricardo Santana,  Claudia Ríos, BCPS leaders and educators
  • Panel members will share their stories and how they overcame educational and cultural obstacles. They will encourage parents to be supportive of their sons/daughters dreams. Questions will be encouraged.

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