Education incubator and start up New Mexico/Texas Alliance for STEM Education head of marketing Ramon Jaime announced that the organization is forming a program to help high school students help their parents to complete their high school diplomas.
Jaime, who recently took over strategic direction, expansion and operation of the organization’s marketing and advertising programs briefed the board of directors of the New Mexico/Texas Alliance for STEM Education about the merits of addressing intergenerational education issues at a meeting in Albuquerque. According to Alma Torres, chair of the NMTASE, “Mr. Jaime presented the positive aspects of engaging both parents and students in completing their high school education.”
Mr. Jaime, a native of Los Angeles, has over 20 years executive experience in marketing and advertising in publishing, corporate and non-profit sectors, including DBR Creative in Los Angeles, California and Emmis Communications based in Indianapolis, Indiana. “Many parents have had to make difficult choices in their lives which may have led to their inability to complete their high school education. Many of the parents are ex-offenders, or had children early in life, and instead of punishing these individuals who have made poor choices, we are letting them know that regardless of their past, they can become productive, responsible citizens who deserve a second chance. Redemption is a powerful thing. I’ve experienced that in my own personal life which makes me feel very compelled to help others do the same,” Jaime concluded.
The program will be structured by a team of education experts who will develop standards-based curriculum enabling parents to complete their high school diplomas. Mr. Jaime will spend most of his time between Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Brownsville and Galveston, Texas.
The New Mexico/Texas Alliance for STEM Education was created to expand the efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Latino students in the Southwestern United States.
“STEM education and science-related jobs are important for local communities and the economic stabilization for areas that are predominately Latino.” Torres says. “We have an opportunity to help these students, as well as their parents, to be a part of the green economy and learn a trade that will make a difference in their lives,” Torres concluded.
Alma Torres, 575-224-6414
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