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Hispanic Leadership Institute Launches 2012 Student Leadership Series

Hispanic Leadership Institute Launches 2012 Student Leadership Series

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The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) today announced the launch of its 2012 Student Leadership Series, the boldest initiative in the Latino community that will challenge over 40,000 students in 40 cities in 30 states to stay in school, improve their academic performance, graduate, and pursue post-secondary education or training. 

Walmart, furthering their commitment to providing educational opportunities to diverse communities across the country, serves as the Title Sponsor of the Student Leadership Series.

Over 3,000 high school students, teachers and counselors, as well as recruiters representing vocational and technical schools, community colleges, and 4-year academic institutions are expected to attend the launch, which will feature former NASA astronaut Dr. Jose Hernandez.

The Series is designed to help students in middle school transition into high school, help students in high school transition into post-secondary education or training, and help students in college transition into graduate school or a career.  According to Dr. Andrade, the goal is to create a Latino community in which every household has a first-time high school graduate, or a first-time college student, or a first-time college graduate. 

The event is considered one of the largest in the nation for Latinos.