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After year-old Valerie Sanchez spent a day of her spring break in Fort Worth touring the well-manicured grounds of Texas Christian University and listening to an inspirational talk from members of a Latina sorority, she felt sure of her future. But like many young Latinas, she faces a host of challenges in the coming years, as she works to graduate from high school, go on to community college, and then enroll in a four-year institution. Sanchez moved from Mexico when she was 9 years old and enrolled in the ,student Dallas Independent School District. After taking bilingual classes taught in Spanish and English, she found the transition to all-English classes in middle school difficult. She now attends tutoring sessions after school in addition to programs provided by Girls Inc. The plight of Latino young men often dominates the discussion of graduation rates. But young Latinas also face cultural, economic, and educational barriers to finishing high school and entering and completing college. While Hispanic women are more likely to graduate from high school and college when compared with Hispanic men, some statistics suggest they trail behind African-American and white women on some such measures. Latinas ages 18 to 24 have lower postsecondary-engagement rates than Asian, white, and black women of the same age bracket.
Postsecondary Engagement Lags for Latinas
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Their values and the values of popular western culture are wildly disparate, which can be tough for them to navigate early in life. By all means, I encourage you to try having those discussions and to make a mental note of when you would choose to walk away instead. Know her limits on substances. You really don't know how great you have it. Would she be okay spending a Sunday to an atheist space with you. One night he mentioned to me that we could just stay in hotels and travel the world while he did surgeries.