Palmview High School Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program tutors with Mr. Hector Treviño (teacher coordinator), Dr. Encarnación Garza (UTSA professor), Dr. Juanita García (IDRA) and Dr. Nilka Avíles (IDRA)

• IDRA Newsletter • April 2012 •

Palmview High School in La Joya ISD, Texas, began implementing the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program during the 2011-12 school year with a group of seniors who needed support to continue their efforts to graduate. The district also wanted to expose them to college as a possibility for their futures. The students shown here are at the University of Texas at San Antonio where they spent a day touring the campus, observing a freshman orientation class, and participating in college and career awareness activities. Palmview High School students also will serve as co-facilitators and mentors for the leadership day planned for the eight La Joya ISD middle schools that are implementing the Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program. The middle school leadership day will be held in May 2012 at University of Texas at Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

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