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Twenty ¡Gradúate! Students attend Juntos Summer Summit

posted Jul 11, 2012, 7:27 AM by David H   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 8:06 AM ]

Wake County ¡Gradúate! Students at the Juntos Summer SummitThe N.C. Cooperative Extension Service at N.C. State offers Juntos as a way to give Latino parents and students the knowledge, resources and motivation to stay in school and go on to college. For the past three years, Juntos has been augmented with a 5-day, grant-funded summer summit at N.C. State. The ¡Gradúate! Program was pleased to be able to send twenty ¡Gradúate! Students to this years summer summit.Alamance County ¡Gradúate! Students at the Juntos Summer Summit.

During July 4-8, 90 rising 8-12 graders attended the Juntos Summer Summit. Participants came from six counties: Alamance, Orange, Sampson, Wake, Wayne Counties. All counties have implemented the six-week Juntos curriculum.  During the summer summit, students spent time in workshops and other educational activities. They learned about two of NC State’s largest colleges – the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering – and they went on a walking tour of campus.  They also heard from a panel of N.C. State Latino students; attended workshops on such diverse topics as self-identity, paying for college and how medicines are made; took part in a Zumba session and a soccer clinic with members of the Carolina Railhawks; and visited the Contemporary Art Museum and N.C. History Museum in Raleigh.

Click HERE for a recap video of the Juntos Summer Summit.