Creating a hope and a future
The Mother Daughter Program was created to raises the expectations of a segment of a society that has long been overlooked. A program like no other that is dedicated to help young Hispanic students and their parents on a path to a brighter future.
In 1986, the Mother Daughter Program was born with a single objective: to empower young Hispanic girls. This specific segment of our society was growing more than ever and faced the big challenge of uneven pay in the work force. Concerned individuals in our community saw one clear solution: higher education.
A couple of years later, the MD Program begun to understand that they needed more presence in their community; they decided to broaden its scope and create a new division to include the young Hispanic boys of the community in the program’s efforts.
Today, the Mother Daughter Father Son Program works harder than ever to fulfill their promise of helping young students on their journey to become qualified professional.
The Mother Daughter Father Son Program focuses on giving the student and their parents all the tools they will need to be prepared for their future. This program differs from other educational retention and leadership program in three ways:
- The main focus is shifted from high school to middle school students
- The parents are considered a key part in the program and are expected to participate alongside their student
- The students and their parents learn about all the diverse options they will have with higher education by being in contact with professionals
How the Mother-Daughter Program works: Goals and Activities
The MDFS Program revolves all of its plans and activities around four basic ideals:
- Build the students’ self-esteem and encourage them to complete their high school education and to raise their expectations of attending college.
- Guide the students to higher education and professional careers.
- Improve the quality of preparation for higher education by providing academic and life-skills training.
- Increase parental commitment to higher education by involving the parents in the education decision-making process.
Dr. Josefina Villamil Tinajero