These are qualities that today’s students need to not only succeed in college, but in their communities and in the world. “Building Global Citizens” is the theme for the 12th Annual Parachutes and Ladders Conference, presented by the Mt. San Antonio College Developmental Education Study Team. Our keynote speaker and breakout sessions will motivate us to see where students are coming from and their potential to shape their own lives and the lives of others. Dr. Francisco Reveles’ research focuses on youth, marginalized communities, and effective interventions that can reach the next generation. His knowledge is based on both his own life and scholarly research, giving him a unique perspective on the barriers that students face. Dr. Reveles speaks as a researcher from el corazón.
Dr. Reveles is a Professor and Department Chair at California State University, Sacramento, in Educational Leadership and has served as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Delinquency and Crime Policy Studies. He has conducted extensive research in areas relating to resilience and risk-taking in Latino/migrant youth and co-authored the nationally recognized Latino dropout prevention curriculum titled Cada Cabeza Es Un Mundo (Each Mind is a World). He has also produced a film titled Latino Youth: From Survival to Success and authored a life management textbook titled Encuentros: Hombre a Hombre (Encounters: Man to Man). Recently, Dr. Reveles has been featured in a book and film titled The Try highlighting twelve Americans whose life struggles can serve as sources of inspiration and hope for individuals of all cultures. Dr. Reveles’ motivational presentations stress the importance of moving away from a SURVIVALparadigm to one that emphasizes SUCCESS and HOPE.
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials.
Questions? Please call Laura Martinez at 909.274.5813 or reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.