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Latino Dropout: What are doing about it?

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Dr. Andrew Behnke describes the issue of Latino Dropouts in the US, and what we can do about it.

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Latino Dropout: What are doing about it?

  1. 1. Latino dropou tWhat we are doing about it? Andrew Behnke aobehnke@ncsu.edu
  2. 2. Some numbers
  3. 3. U.S. Latino Population Today in Millions 13 million 1980 54 million 2012 92 million- 2030 (Migration Policy Institute, 2010; Pew Hispanic, 2013)
  4. 4. U.S. Latino YouthToday in Millions (Fraga et al., 2009; Migration Policy Institute, 2010; Pew Hispanic, 2012)
  5. 5. Latino Growth 2000-2010 (Migration Policy Institute, 2010; Pew Hispanic, 201
  6. 6. Latino seniors35000 Undocumented Documented 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 0 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020
  7. 7. challenges
  8. 8. why?
  9. 9. §  Personal Reasons (problems at home, pregnancy) §  highest teen pregnancy / birth rate§  Family Economic Issues §  “need to pay bills, we need to make money to help are families”§  Struggle with English §  “have trouble with English, can’t understand, the teachers go to fast”
  10. 10. §  Peer Influences §  “not cool to be considered smart” §  “why go [to school] when your other friends are skipping” §  a competition to be the most distracting student§  Discrimination still huge… §  safe school climate especially important for girls
  11. 11. how do we stop it?
  12. 12. how?
  13. 13. its really about where your heart is
  14. 14. Focus on really LOVING and nurturing the relationship praise folks specifically “I am so glad you were bold enough to tell me that, it means the world to me” high personalismoBe genuine touch
  15. 15. Who are your partners? •  Call for a community partners meeting o  Determine partner’s role o  Who can do what? o  Identify existing groups and/or help with recruiting participants and best practices when targeting a group that is to be built
  16. 16. find out what getsthem excited
  17. 17. futbol, basketbol, music,technology, their families, their friends
  18. 18. ask them
  19. 19.  Preparing  for  College  
  20. 20. be passionate show you really care
  21. 21. the 5 Ps
  22. 22. Problem: what do they feel the problem is?
  23. 23. Praise: be genuine and focused
  24. 24. Past Experiences: identify whatexperiences they have had with folks like you before
  25. 25. Problem Solve: resolve theconcerns they have and figure out the logistics
  26. 26. Prepare them for what to expect
  27. 27. engage youth
  28. 28. engage their parents
  29. 29. retain youth•  make short videos - animoto•  use technology – wiggio•  home visits•  pull out at school
  30. 30. ship
  31. 31. 20 mile march Roald Amundsen - Dogs & Train Robert Scott - Motor Sledges, H“figuring out what works, understanding why itworks, grasping when to change and knowingwhen not to.” Jim Collins

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