Teacher

The Encuentros Teacher Academy aims to encourage Latino boys to become teachers and help bring diversity to the teaching profession. Currently, only 2% of all teachers identify as Latino men, which is in sharp contrast to the every growing Latino student population in our schools. This academy fosters these young men’s aspirations by having them re-conceptualize what it means to be a teacher. Students learn about the lasting impact a teacher can have in the lives of their students, particularly for their Latino students, and they discover that becoming a teacher is one of the best ways to make positive change in their communities.

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