WASHINGTON, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO) has announced the launch of Futuro2020: Educate. Empower. Achieve., a nationwide initiative that will raise awareness of Hispanic access to quality education through empowerment of students and parents and targeted partnerships and outreach.
"The need to empower the Hispanic community when it comes to accessing quality education is a priority," said Julio Fuentes, president of Hispanic CREO. "Futuro2020, is a national awareness and take-action campaign that enables Latinos to become tomorrow's innovators and build a stronger America."
Through www.futuro2020.org, students and parents will be engaged through various strategies that will encourage them to share their vision for the year 2020. From social media components, asking youth to share aspirational photos of their career goals to equipping advocates with the proper tools to reach out to their elected officials and share the importance of ensuring full access to quality education, Futuro2020's focus is on raising the next generation of America's innovators.
Strategic partnerships with established educational organizations including various Hispanic chambers of commerce throughout the country and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute will enable Futuro2020's mission to span networks and penetrate communities where increasing access is most critical.
"The Futuro2020 initiative is a wonderful start in helping prepare the next generation of our country's Hispanic leaders to assume even stronger roles in shaping our country," said Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., president of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute. "Our organization is proud to play a part in the effort of empowering our future leaders by ensuring they have full access to the educational opportunities that will propel them to the next level. We look forward to sharing the successes of Futuro2020 with all those we serve."
To learn more, visit: www.futuro2020.org
To join the movement text FUTURO to 52886.
Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (Hispanic CREO) addresses the crisis in Hispanic education by providing parents with free information and resources to guide them in becoming advocates for their children. Hispanic CREO has been able to educate, inform and mobilize parents on the issues surrounding school choice. By creating coalitions with parents, schools, community leaders, faith-based organizations and many other concurrent groups, we can make revolutionary changes to the education system to enhance our children's futures. www.hcreo.com
SOURCE Hispanic CREO