Project MALES was recently mentioned in a story by the Odessa American titled. “Commissioner: State on track to meet degree goals.” The story was about how the state of Texas is on track to meet its goal of getting at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 to earn a certificate or degree by 2030. In the story Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Raymund Paredes mentioned Project MALES, highlighting his support for Project MALES who mentor Latino males in Central Texas. Dr. Paredes said this about Project MALES, “there’s been a lot of research on that males, particularly poor males, don’t think it’s cool to do well in school. There’s been a concerted effort to deal with that. We’ve supported programs, (like) Project MALES that aim to provide particular mentoring to males as soon as they enter college, has shown some success.”
We want to thank Dr. Paredes and the Texas Higher Education Board for their continuous support of Project MALES. We are honored to be engaged in this important work on behalf of boys and male students of color across Texas and beyond.
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