Keeping kids on track during this pandemic year has been a monumental task for Liga MAC’s staff but through their perseverance, 57 grade 12 students will matriculate this June. Unfortunately, as State restrictions require, there will be no live graduation ceremonies. The more pressing matter for the graduates now is: what’s next?
Elva, Consuelo, and Karen at the Liga MAC Centro de Apoyo have been working with those graduates who qualify, roughly 43 students, to prepare applications for university scholarships from 3 local organizations. The 3 groups, Building Baja’s Future, Green Scholarship, and Grupo Questro, require in addition to a well written application, evidence of students who have clear career goals, a good work ethic, community involvement, and good personal skills. Liga MAC’s staff help to groom Liga MAC students to be both physically and mentally interview-ready.
Elva, who sits on the community advisory board for ITES (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios de Superiores), reports that one of the concerns of post secondary institutions in Los Cabos is that schools prepare students to be ready to learn, but not ready to work. To that end, over the past few years, Liga MAC has been ramping up its programs to deliver supplemental Math and Spanish educational instruction and personal development courses to better prepare students for the world beyond school and encourages parents to take an active role in their children’s education.