In the news:
Hispanic Women's Network of Texas
partners with Pasadena ISD
Hispanic Women's Network of Texas held an educational workshop
for Pasadena ISD high school girls and their parents designed to
inform upcoming sophomores and seniors about the process of
getting into college.
The event included student games and
lectures on a variety of topics such as financial aid, college
admissions and scholarships. Harris County Precinct 2 Justice of
the Peace Judge Jo Ann Delgado gave a keynote address relaying
her personal testament of becoming the first Hispanic female to
be elected Justice of the Peace.
In addition, a panel discussion was held
during the workshop. Consul General of Mexico Carlos Gonzalez
Magallon and HWNT Houston Chairwoman Anna Marie Guzman Protz
were key speakers during the discussion, in which they strongly
encouraged parents to support their children's education.
"It was inspiring to see so many eager and
ambitious young women looking forward to achieving their
academic goals," said Yesenia Armijo- Mendez, HWNT treasurer and
Pasadena ISD's Associate Superintendent of
Special Programs Gloria Gallegos echoed Armijo-Mendez
"These girls have demonstrated high
potential for college and the potential needs to be harvested,"
Currently the HWNT Houston chapter is
focusing on helping young women further their education after
graduating from high school. The organization provides a number
of benefits to students who are accepted into the program
including access to the top-ranked academic institutions in the
Houston area, campus tours, professional mentors, and invites to
all HWNT events.
"Our goal is to get all of these young
women into college," said HWNT parliamentarian and education co-
chair Lenore Espinosa.
For more information on the HWNT Houston
Chapter please visit www.hwnt.org