WHIEEH hangout

Meritus and Fellow WHIEEH Bright Spots Discuss College Success

On January 20th, Meritus was honored to participate in a national conversation hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. We were joined by seven fellow WHIEEH Bright Spots to discuss strategies for supporting latino/a students during their college journeys.

Though our organizations vary in size, scope, and geographic location, a few common themes emerged from the conversation. All agreed on the importance of mindset — believing, intentionally, that our students are capable of success. Many also echoed Meritus’ focus on creating both financial and social support systems and providing opportunities for mentoring relationships.

Interested in learning more? WHIEEH has released a full recording of this Google Hangout, which can be accessed here.