Project Description

89% of Latino young adults ages 16 to 25 say that a college education is important for success in life, yet only 48% say that they themselves plan to get a college degree. Among foreign-born young Latinos ages 16 to 25, 29% say they plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree or more. However, 36% of foreign-born young Latinos says they do not want to continue their education. This is where Educational Advancement for the Migrant Student (E.A.M.S.) feels it can fill a vital role. EAMS is a fictional non-profit organization that provides support to underprivileged students to ensure they have the best chance at not only graduation, but pursuing a post-secondary education to further improve employment opportunities. Through this platform consisting of tutors, counselors and volunteer mentors, EAMS can provide the necessary support to ensure migrant students have a promising future.