Master of Arts (M.A.)
Growing up in a rural area permeated by the violence of drugs and gangs made it very difficult to resist joining in. Since there were little or no after school programs available for me and my friends, I decided to focus upon an after school program that would promote academic progress, computer literacy, math literacy, sports activities, and visitations to higher learning institutions. Four Silvana residents that attend Millet High School participated in the program and agreed to create an imovie to counteract the gang culture. The hope is to have more Silvana residents pursue a post-secondary education instead of running with the local gang.
Galindo, Jesus D., "Gang membership or post-secondary learning : how Silvana Mexican/Latinos make the choice" (2002). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 208.