U.S. Army and LULAC Renew Mutual Commitment to Preparing Latino Youth For Academic and Career Success Partnership Leverages Army Resources and Expertise to Develop Future Leaders
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army announced today the renewal of its long-standing partnership with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to help prepare our nation's youth to meet the educational and career challenges of a competitive global marketplace. Through the partnership, the Army will work with LULAC to provide students, educators and community leaders with resources, information and training that will help develop the next generation of leaders, whether in the Army or as civilians.
To address this challenge, Army representatives will meet with national and community leaders at the 84th annual LULAC National Convention and Exposition, June 17-22 in Las Vegas, to discuss strategies for increasing high school and college graduation rates among Latinos. Army representatives will provide convention attendees with information about the financial resources it offers. Last year, the Army awarded more than $280 million in ROTC scholarships for students at nearly 500 colleges and universities across the country.
In addition, the Army will highlight programs such as March2Success, its free online resource that helps high school students improve proficiency in math, science language skills, prepare them for state standardized tests and provide practice exams for college admissions tests. Available in English and in Spanish, March2Success also has information to help parents understand the college admissions process and where to look for financial aid.
This year, the Army-LULAC partnership will expand through a new program that brings high school students to college campuses to meet with university admissions and financial aid representatives, as well as Army ROTC personnel. The initiative, to be piloted in three cities, aims to provide students with information about how to prepare for, apply and pay for college.
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