Here’s a video from last week’s Latinos in Action conference at Utah Valley University with the theme “Heroes Among Us.” Dad has given this outstanding organization a lot of his time, money, and heart, and this award recognized him for saving the day many times.
He’s passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of youth, and Latinos in Action is a great way to accomplish that. They have programs like mentoring where university students help younger kids with studies and encouragement to graduate and continue on to higher education. I don’t remember the exact stats, but kids in the LiA program in Logan graduate and continue to college about 80% of the time, which is significantly higher than the average for all kids throughout the valley.
Another award is coming up on April 6th, a Lifetime Achievement Award from an even larger latino organization, also to be held at Utah Valley University. I forget which one, but I’ll update this when I find out.