A&M-SA and AgriLife Extension Announce Partnership to Help At-Risk Latino Youth

By University Communications

Monday, 10 29 2018

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(Photo by Paul Schattenberg) The inaugural celebration was held at A&M-SA and attended by President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Vice President of Business Affairs Bill Spindle, Special Assistant to the Vice President Arturo Alonso, Dr. Courtney Dodd, state leader for Texas 4-H, Dr. Manuel Pina, associate professor in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, both from College Station, and others.

During a meeting on campus Saturday, Oct. 20, officials with A&M-SA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County announced a partnership designed to inspire at-risk Latino youth to remain in school and pursue higher education. The partnership will focus its efforts on the Juntos 4-H Program, which is overseen by the A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Working with Juntos 4-H, this collaboration of students, teachers, school administrators, and higher-ed institutions will help Latino youth improve academically and persist in school.