Join us for a Parent/Student/Community discussion
focused on solutions to the Latino dropout crisis
Friday, November 1
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
at WNED Studios in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace
A portion of the program will be screened. Special guests: student Chastity Salas and her high school counselor Emily Task will speak about their experiences. Students will participate in an activity to help with challenges they may be facing.
Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to Jamie Travale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.7000 ext. 345 by October 30th
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Chastity Salas: Bronx, New York
After Chastity and her family — consisting of her mother and three younger brothers — became homeless, she coped with the situation as best she could. But the responsibility she felt toward her family made her question the point of applying to college, and interfered with her classes. The staff at Chastity’s school, Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High in the South Bronx, recognized the challenges in part because of the small classes and personal attention given to students. Through the services of Children’s Aid Society, which partners with the school, Chastity was able to discuss her problems and her goals with the school’s student success coordinator. Through this process, Chastity received the guidance she needed to make plans for her future, including completing college applications. Chastity thrived at school, using writing as an outlet for her feelings. In June 2013, she graduated from Fannie Lou and is now a freshman at SUNY Potsdam.