Guest Speaker Juan Flores. He was recently promoted to the position of Academic Advisor of the Detroit Scholars Program at Michigan State University. Juan has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work all from MSU.
Who: Anyone interested in the Latino Community
Why: The Latino community needs a way to connect with other Latinos and resources from the Mid-Michigan community from the non Latino community
Mission: To educate, nurture and build the Latino community by building relationships that enhance our personal and professional lives.
Where: El Azteco West 1016 W. Saginaw St Lansing, MI 48915
Come introduce your business, your profession or build some new contacts while finding out what is happening in the Latino community. Please feel free to bring flyers, brochures, business cards to pass out. Cafecito hopes to bring those together who want to connect. Light finger food will be provided.
About our guest speaker: Juan Flores Grew up in Southwest Detroit near Mexican Town and credits his success to his upbringing in Detroit. He is extremely grateful for the circumstances, times, places and environments that surrounded his coming of age because without those experiences he would not be the person he is today. Juan is an advocate of education for first generation and underrepresented students. He has extensive experience with coordinating success initiatives, leadership training, and instructing. His biggest accomplishment has been the opportunity to assist students with transition to college, persistence, graduation, career attainment. He is the oldest of ten siblings and was the first in his family to graduate from high school when he crossed the stage Detroit Southwestern. Juan was an average student who had no plans to attend college after high school but by pure coincidence he met Lucinda Briones, a recruiter for Michigan State University during the fall of his senior year. Lucinda’s message was so profound that it ended up altering the course of his life. Juan was accepted to Michigan State University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice four years later and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work three years after.
For more information please contact Sein Paul Benavides 517-303-7001 or email@example.com