NHI announces partnership with USF to host International CWS
The National Hispanic Institute, providing Latino leadership education programs to top-performing high school students in the United States, Mexico, and Latin American and South American countries, will partner with the University of South Florida (USF) to present the International Collegiate World Series starting this summer.
The capstone program, taking place June 12-16, 2019, is the final part of a three-year leadership curriculum designed to engage and develop youth who demonstrate early promise as community leaders. The CWS program focuses on preparing for higher education and adulthood, introducing students to inquiry-based learning as part of its curriculum.
“Our goal is to support youth who aspire to lead, who seek a community with whom they can test their potential,” said Nicole Nieto, NHI’s Executive Vice President. “We’re excited to partner with the University of South Florida in bringing this group of motivated, aspiring young leaders to their campus.”
“Partnering with NHI on its International CWS program exemplifies our commitment to serving diverse academically talented students,” said Paul Dosal, Vice President for Student Success at USF. “We’re excited to work with NHI in inspiring these young leaders and hope that they will choose USF for their higher education.” In December 2017, USF was named the nation’s top-performing public university for Latino student success by The Education Trust for closing the achievement gap.
NHI’s high school programs have an impressive track record, with 98 percent of participants going on to college, and 90 percent of those completing a degree within five years of enrollment. Its alumni lead in a range of professional roles in their communities, including education, entrepreneurship, government, health care, law, and technology.
Photo caption: Nicole Nieto, Executive Vice President of the National Hispanic Institute, and Dr. Glen Besterfield, Dean Of Admissions and Associate Vice President, Student Success and Student Affairs at University of South Florida, celebrate their partnership to present NHI’s International Collegiate World Series program this summer. (Photo Credit: Deanna Salt, USF)