June 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 10 A-L-A Virtual Summer Teach er Externship Huge Success! As the saying goes, if you get a great team together, you’re going to be successful. No words could ring truer than this year’s Academic Leadership Alliance (A-L-A) Virtual Teacher Summer Externship program. Educators were privileged to listen to a variety of well-spoken professionals from the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was well represented as pharmacists Daniela Bazan, Jonathan Cantu, and Rene Verduzco spoke about their career journeys and the roles they play at the hospital. Dr. Efraim Vela, [...]
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May 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 9 A Message from RGV LEAD Board President Lizzy de la Garza Putegnat, RGV LEAD Board President, and Titan Fuel were pleased to announce that the Executive Committee was in agreement that moving forward, the Board meetings will go back to being in person (not hybrid). Lizzy's Message to Board Members: We didn't take that decision lightly. Given that school districts, higher ed, and most (if not all) businesses and boards are back to meeting in person (as well as at conferences) we felt it was time to do the same. Those [...]
April 2022 YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF THE RGV CHALLENGE Competition – Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Center for Innovation and Commercialization 307 East Railroad Street, Weslaco, Texas 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Tuesday, April 26, 2022 DOWNLOAD AGENDA PDF COVID PROTOCOL RGV LEAD will prioritize student and staff well-being and safety by following the guidelines below: Cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch areas of common areas that will be utilized. RGV LEAD will provide sanitizing stations. The wearing of masks is a highly recommended practice. Social distance practices will be implemented to the [...]
March 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 7 TRPN Regional Leadership Meeting Pictured above are representatives from the Texas Regional Pathways Network regional team. Members include secondary, post-secondary, and industry/business partners. The group met to discuss the expectations of the TRPN grant. Read more about TRPN on page 2. This month’s feature is San Perlita ISD. READ MORE!
March 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 7 TRPN NEWS The Texas Regional Pathways Network is well underway in South Texas, but with the pandemic in full swing in 2020-2021, RGV LEAD could not visit the TRPN districts in person. All meetings were held virtually. While virtual meetings are great for saving time spent on the road, the participants miss out on the face-to-face engagement. This year, 2022, RGV LEAD and the TRPN program will offer virtual and face-to-face meetings. The goal is to hold regional meetings virtually, and then, visit the participating districts in person. Dr. Norma Salaiz [...]
March 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 7 The Powerful Benefits of Mentoring Imagine that you are a high school student interested in meteorology, and you want to learn more about it from an expert in the field. You would like to have someone mentor you so that you can ask in-depth questions about a career that could change your future. This is exactly what Alyssa Tenente, Sharyland High School mentee got to do as part of the Sharyland ISD Mentor Program, modeled after the RGV LEAD Mentor Program. Alyssa spent time with her mentor, Meteorologist, Sergio Puente from [...]
March 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 7 Career Awareness: Brownsville ISD, RGV LEAD Partner, Practices Reverse Mapping Practice There’s no time like the present to introduce young students to the world of work. Brownsville ISD set out to introduce elementary students to various careers that await them in their future. Students were given information about various careers and advised what they should be doing now to prepare for a successful future. Experiencing Careers in a Virtual World Imagine living in a farming community with only a quaint general store, a small [...]
LEAD in Love Fundraiser Successful “And the winner is!” Lizzy de la Garza Putegnat welcomed guests who attended the RGV LEAD “LEAD in Love” raffle extravaganza which was held at Deutsche & Deutsche.
THANK YOU Reveille Trucking for being an RGV LEAD Scholar sponsor at the innagural Shooting for Success Skeet Shoot. Thank you for supporting our mission to foster partnerships between education and industry to equip students with college and career readiness that meets the region’s highly skilled workforce demands.