WHO YOU WILL BE IN THE FUTURE, STARTS TODAY (K-12 Audiences)
Dr. Marcelo F. Vazquez takes his audience on a personal journey by asking one question: What would you do with $86,400? A question maybe some students have heard before but comes to life as Dr. Vazquez weaves the meaning of the question into the daily choices a middle school student, a high school student, a college graduate must to make when choosing the one of two roads, the road to complacency or the road to urgency.
GRADUATION (Middle School and High School Audiences)
The transition to and from high school is one filled with excitement, fear, and contemplation. It represents an end of a journey and the beginning of new. This presentation challenges the students to embrace this transition by applying their knowledge and successes into the “next level”. This presentation can be tailored for Graduation Commencement Ceremonies.
COLLEGE PREPARATION (K-12 Professionals)
COLLEGE PERSISTENCE (Postsecondary Professionals)
DIVERSITY INITIATIVES/IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY (Postsecondary Professionals)
(GRADES K-12 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)
With so many demands placed on school staff, it is often difficult to be mindful of the important role each plays in the college preparation path of a K-12 student. Designed as a professional development tool, this presentation touches on theory, research, and practice on how the K-12 school can support a college-going culture; making everyone an Agent of Change for a student’s college preparation.
(GRADES 12-16 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT)
Postsecondary institutions are in unchartered waters with the current economic climate and the pressure to justify the impact and importance of a baccalaureate education. More than ever, postsecondary institutions have to re-evaluate how their strategic planning includes community and K-12 outreach, persistence services to their undergraduate students, and creating a college-graduation culture. Presentations and/or workshops bring together theoretical principles, current practices and dialogue on how each postsecondary institution can support a college-graduation culture; making everyone an Agent of Change for a student’s college graduation.