In February 2010, Univision Communications Inc. launched a comprehensive, multi‐year national education initiative called Es El Momento (The Moment is Now) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, educators and civic and community leaders from around the country. The Es El Momento initiative is aimed at improving academic achievement among K‐12 Hispanic students with a specific focus on high school graduation and college readiness. Es El Momento higher education program has partnered with many community programs, including Latinos in Social Media, the Largest Professional Network for Latino Professionals.
The Es El Momento community-based program is useful for Spanish speaking parents, teachers and educators that need resources to guide, mentor and inspire students to pursue higher education.
Es El Momento provides the following academic preparation tools:
1. Resources to help parents motivate their children to have high expectations of their academic abilities in elementary, middle school and high school.
2. Video tutorials emphasizing importance of parent participation & support to ensure children succeed in school.
3. Resources to help educate parents on parental rights & responsibilities, how the educational system works and Department of Education Helpline.
4. Academic college preparation tools for parents and students to encourage their children to successfully prepare for college
5. Financial Aid resources & scholarships. Learn about the availability of state, federal and private financial resources. This provides an opportunity to research grants, scholarships, loans and other financial resources available to pay for college.
6. College preparation & mentoring tools to enable parents to inspire & educate their children.
7. Latinos in Innovation Career pages. NASA & Doctor Isabel pages provides mentoring from a perspective of an astronaut & doctor. This will definitely be one of the favorite pages for students seeking Engineering or Physician careers.
8. University A-Z search tool to research favorite colleges.
Will you “accept the challenge” and take part in the movement for change by becoming involved in our children’s education? Let’s unite and get our children the resources that they need to succeed in school. Es El Momento para higher education!