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Diversity Initiatives » Latin X Male Initiative

Latin X Male Initiative

What
The Latin X Male Initiative (LXMI) is a No-Cost educational program of Highlands Community Charter and Technical Schools. The mission is to increase the high school graduation rate of Latin X adult males 22 years of age and older.  The LXMI supports each student in earning their high school diploma through personal mentoring, monthly cohort employment and skill-building, networking events, and creating individual-specific career pathways in order to attain high-quality internships and meaningful wage employment.
 
Why
Historically, Latin X males have held the second-highest drop-out rate in the state of California.  As recently as 2018 the drop-out rate for Latin X males in California was a staggering 10.4 percent overall, compared to a 6.3 percent rate for whites and a 3.1 percent rate for Asians. LXMI was created with the intent to disrupt those percentages and create new opportunities for Latin X males.

Who
The Latin X Male Initiative partners with local organizations, businesses, and government agencies, to provide wrap-around services to each enrolled student in our first cohort which will begin during the summer of 2020. 

When
Our goal is to enroll 30 adult men, 22 years of age and older, who have not yet earned their high school diploma - by the end of July 2020 (candidates that have acquired a GED are eligible for enrollment).
 
Each student will be assigned a mentor, academic counselor, a state-approved academic curriculum, and an individual teacher to support them on their "Bridge to Success".  Students will also be issued a Chromebook with internet access in order to complete assignments.

To Join
To join the first student cohort please click on the “Sign Me Up” button below. To establish a partnership with the Latin X Male Initiative, please contact Kevin Taylor, Director of Public Relations, Equity & Diversity at 510.565.6979.
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