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The Future Leaders Academy at the Mote Marine and Science Labs

This year Future Leaders Summer Academy is filled with students interested in sciences, reason why we have been very lucky to count on Dr. Telang, Dr. Santa Maria and Dr. Penn, who inspired our students, both in and out of the classroom.

Dr. Santa Maria and Dr. Penn to provide these students with a unique experience and inspire them to pursue a career in the science field, helping our young people to find their passion and their interests hands on!

The passion for science and teaching of these doctors made our students more interested in the field, and they also shared with them their personal experiences and give them advice on the college admission process.

After the sessions at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium and the labs at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, our the students share their thoughts:

“My overall experience was great, especially learning about the pH levels of acids and bases from real environment samples”

“Today was a really cool way to experiment and get a feel of what biology and chemistry are all about. My favorite moment was when we did an experiment about pH levels”

“I had a great day I was able to enjoying it I saw many different things that I never experienced before, and Dr. Santa Maria also helped with telling what classes I should take in high school and even later on in college”

“I had a lot of fun today and I learned about the fascinating sea life there is. My favorite moment was going out to the dock and catching plankton and other cool things”

“I have always wanted to go into science even before this experience, specifically in the medical field. This experience made me question if i want to minor in biology or some type of research”

Our Executive Director, Luz Corcuera, showed her gratitude saying: “We appreciate the unique opportunity for these young women and men to have hands on at such a special place”.

Here at UnidosNow we are so happy to see so many young people being inspired to go into sciences. Our future is in great hands!

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Orientation Night for Rising Juniors – Future Leaders Summer Academy

Last June 21st, we had the pleasure to meet the remarkable group of scholars who are going to be participating at UnidosNow’s Future Leaders Summer Academy – Rising Juniors. Their parents and siblings were also there, supporting their juniors to Dream Big.

We saw a room full of excited faces, ready to take on the world. This year’s class has students who want to study medicine, music, and criminal justice; who are volunteering their time in different organizations throughout our community; and who understand the importance of pursuing their dreams through post-secondary education.

FLA Summer Class of 2016, this is going to be a good summer!

We cannot wait to get to know all of you better.

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Mentor Training for our FLA Summer Academy

In May, UnidosNow held its first mentor training for the Future Leaders Summer Academy. All the participants showed their excitement to start working with the talented students that will be participating at this year’s Academy. We cannot wait! Thank you to our volunteers and mentors for being there for our Future Leaders, and for all the work you will be doing to support our new classes of the FLA Summer Academy.

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