If your family has a high school student who wants to go to college but you’re not sure where to go, how to apply, or how to pay for it, join Juntos Wisconsin for monthly conversations with experts that will help you understand how to apply and pay for college and how to navigate college life as a Latinx student.
These sessions are free and will be on Zoom. Register here for connection information
- How Can I afford College? – Tuesday, March 23 3:30-4:30pm
- Funding, Student Aid, and the FAFSA – Jocelyn Diaz-Valdez works in the UW-Madison Office of Student Financial Aid will explain the basics of applying for financial support to attend college and how to understand the federal student aid application process
- How Do I Choose the Right School? – Wednesday, April 21 3:30-4:30pm
- Education Options After High School – Admissions staff with experience in technical colleges and universities will share the difference between types of schools, how to apply to attend, and what needs to be done before graduation to make sure that students get where they want to go
- What is College Life Like? Student Life – Tuesday, May 11 3:30-4:30pm
- A group of current Latinx college students will share what to expect from college and what they learned about being Latinx in college. Participants will get a chance to ask questions to the panel
Juntos (pronounced “Who-n-toes”) means “Together” in Spanish and works to unite community partners to provide Latino 8-12th grade students and their parents with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college.
Research shows that Latino youth are at greatest risk for dropping out of school between the 9th and 10th grades. The Juntos program reduces this risk by bringing together cohorts of youth to support each other for three to five years as they enter high school and prepare together for higher education. The multifaceted partnerships between Extension Educators, school and college administrators and staff, and other community volunteers are what make the Juntos program a sustainable success in many communities across the U.S.