PHOTOS: Guest Speaker Dr. Betances Encourages Community Support in Education

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Hoffman Estates High School hosted Dr. Samuel Betances and his wife, Dr. Laura Souder, to speak with the community about ways to help students reach their full potential on March 1. The goal of the event was to teach the necessary tools for success in education and how a community can support that. Betances is the author of Winning the Future Through Education, and the founder of Souder, Betances, and Associates, Inc. He shared his personal journey of dropping out of high school to graduating with a doctorate from Harvard University as motivation for students, as well as to create awareness with educators and community members. The keynote address was in Spanish followed by a reception for Spanish-speaking families and community members.  He then gave a keynote address in English with a reception that followed.

HEHS Student Octavio Madera introducing Dr. Betances during the Spanish-speaking presentation.

HEHS Student Octavio Madera introducing Dr. Betances during the Spanish-speaking presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Betances interacting with the Spanish-speaking audience.

Dr. Betances interacting with the Spanish-speaking audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Betances with HEHS student Octavio Madera.

Dr. Betances with HEHS student Octavio Madera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEHS Student Mynk Richardson-Clerk introducing Dr. Betances during the English-speaking presentation.

HEHS Student Mynk Richardson-Clerk introducing Dr. Betances during the English-speaking presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Betances addressing the English-speaking audience.

Dr. Betances addressing the English-speaking audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEHS Title 1 Social Worker Bina Rubinson addressing the English-speaking audience.

HEHS Title 1 Social Worker Bina Rubinson addressing the English-speaking audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of the dignitaries: (from L to R) District 54 School Board member Mary Kay Prusnick, State Representative Fred Crespo, Dr. Betances, Hoffman Estates Mayor McLeod, State Representative Michelle Mussman, Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig, and Hanover Park Trustee Jon Kunkel.

Picture of the dignitaries: (from L to R) District 54 School Board member Mary Kay Prusnick, State Representative Fred Crespo, Dr. Betances, Hoffman Estates Mayor McLeod, State Representative Michelle Mussman, Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig, and Hanover Park Trustee Jon Kunkel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEHS Student Mynk Robertson-Clerk with Dr. Betances.

HEHS Student Mynk Robertson-Clerk with Dr. Betances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Betances addressing the English-speaking audience.

Dr. Betances addressing the English-speaking audience.