SABEMOS II - Science and Literacy Across Borders
SABEMOS II is partnership between the University of Texas at El Paso and the Universidad Autonóma de Ciudad Juarez. The program focuses on improving education for children and families in Ciudad Juárez and other regions in the State of Chihuahua.
SABEMOS II contributes to the success of the Merida Initiative, which seeks to redress the drug-related violence affecting citizens of Mexico and the U.S.
This valuable program builds on the experiences and lessons learned through a very successful SABEMOS I bi-national effort that focused on preparing educators in Chihuahua at the master’s degree level. SABEMOS II consists of eight initiatives that will improve educational opportunities in Ciudad Juárez and the State of Chihuahua.
One of the program initiatives is the replication and adaptation of UTEP’s Mother-Daughter/Father-Son program, which seeks to support children in making healthy life choices. The Mother-Daughter/Father-Son program prepares youth for the future by engaging parents, K-12 educators and universities in supportive teams to promote middle school student success and to encourage young people to complete high school and college so that they are prepared for careers that require higher education. More than 100 parents, students and teachers attended the inaugural event, which the partners staged with help from 16 youth volunteers from Ciudad Juárez.
SABEMOS (Science/literacy Across Borders for Educators in Mexico to Promote Outstanding Schools)
University of Texas at El Paso/Tecnológico de Monterrey System in Mexico
At a Glance
University of Texas El Paso; Universidad Autonóma de Ciudad Juarez
Latin America & the Caribbean
Sep 2010–Jun 2012