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October 21, 2016

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Platicadoras Shine at National Conference

Congratulations to Elsa Laura de Alejandro, parent from Weslaco East High School, who was recognized with a “Parent Leadership Award” at the GEAR UP national conference in San Francisco, California. Mrs. Alejandro was one of five parents chosen for this award from hundreds of projects across the country. She has been a dedicated platicadora (parent leader) and an active member of the UTPA GEAR UP Las Platicas Academy.
Several UTPA GEAR UP Platicadoras attended the national conference to conduct presentations on successful strategies and methods regarding the Las Platicas Academy model and parental involvement, as well as the teaming up student and parent initiative focusing on making college a reality.  Platicadoras did a phenomenal job in sharing their expertise and experiences with conference attendees.


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