This poster was commissioned by The College Board in 2011, and celebrates the great value that Latino families place on education. The young man on the left is recreating indigenous Inca bird icons as he imagines the many possibilities for his future. In the center, a mother teaches her daughter about Caribbean indigenous history. On the right, a high school student proudly graduates. The background demonstrates the various milestones in a young person’s education.
In 2010, the Pew Hispanic Center released the report “Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED.” The report found that 41% of Hispanic adults age 20 and older in the United States did not have a regular high school diploma, compared with 23% of Black adults and 14% of white adults.
Simply put, this means that one of the fastest growing youth population - Latino youth - face the risk of also being the most uneducated, posing a problem not just for Latinos, but for the entire country.