On behalf of LULAC Institute and Spectrum, part of Charter Communications, we invite you to apply for the Latina LEADS program. This initiative will provide Hispanic middle school aged girls with a STEAM-focused curriculum with educational lessons, interactive activities, keynote speakers, academic and career guidance, leadership development, and more!
Through this initiative, LULAC and Spectrum will support efforts to increase female, Hispanic representation in STEAM fields of study and careers.
The Latina LEADS program aims to:
Improve participants’ attitudes towards studying and increase their knowledge of effective studying techniques;
Improve participants’ academic performance, as measured by grades and attendance;
Promote participants’ confidence and self-esteem towards learning in general;
Increase participants’ on-time graduation rates, leading to graduation from high school and enrollment in college;
Immerse participants’ in a technology-rich curriculum, including computer science and engineering;
Provide participants opportunities and resources for leadership development, networking, and the development of workforce and business skills; and
Expose participants to STEAM-related careers, including introductions to professionals that can serve as mentors.
The Latina LEADS program will:
Introduce the digital world in a safe, legal, and ethical way. Participants will learn about their rights and responsibilities, as well as opportunities available to them in an interconnected digital world;
Empower participants’ learning and ensure that they take an active role in learning;
Help participants become creative communicators. By working with others in group environments, participants will learn how to think critically and find creative solutions;
Administer career awareness and/or leadership workshops through a speaker series;
Provide field trips to tech companies and other career development opportunities, such as job-shadowing leading Hispanic women.
2021-2022 Program Cycle
The Request for Proposals period is now closed.
Awarded site partners will host the Latina LEADS program from August 2021 to June 2022.