The Latinx Education Collaborative was selected by Guadalupe Centers High School students as a client for a design thinking project program, part of the school’s new Impact Academy. Students have community organizations pose a problem that they work to solve over on trimester. 3 students chose this problem as their project: How might we gather & validate data about why Latino students are not choosing education programs?
The mission of Latinx Education Collaborative (LEC) is to retain and increase the representation of Latinx education professionals in K-12. In Kansas City, the representation of teachers of color is not close to matching the percentage of students of color in our schools. The LEC has asked GCHS students to help gather data about why students are not choosing to be educators, identify trends in this data, and make recommendations that can improve education programming so education careers are more desirable.