Twitter Chat: How to get more Latino males pursuing higher education

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On Thurs., Sept. 15 from 1-2 pm EDT, join The NewsHour for a special chat as part of our Rethinking College series, discussing Latino males and higher education.

What more should be done to get young Latino men enrolling in college? NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan talked with Victor Sáenz, executive director & founder of the University of Texas-Austin’s Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) about the program’s efforts to tackle the financial and cultural burdens for Latino men pursuing higher education. This coverage is part of The NewsHour’s 2016 Rethinking College series, examining current challenges in higher education and a component of PBS’ Spotlight Education initiative. Project MALES combines research, mentorship and cultural outreach to assist Latino men attending the University of Texas-Austin with matriculation and retention.

This Thursday, we continue the discussion with a Twitter chat on how this approach can be adapted nationwide to increase the number of young Latino men enrolling in college. Join us from 1-2 p.m. EDT as we chat with Jorge Gutierrez and Emmet Campos of Project MALES and members of the Center for Latino Policy Research at the University of California Berkeley. We’ll also be joined by Excelencia in Education, a Latino educational advocacy group based in Washington.

Take part in the conversation by using the hashtag #NewsHourChats and following PBS NewsHour, as well as LiveFromKenya on Twitter.

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