Andrew O. Behnke, PhD, is an associate professor of human development and an extension specialist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. He has served the Latino community for the last twelve years in different capacities. Dr. Behnke and Cintia Aguilar developed the “Juntos” program to help Latino families come together to make higher education a reality. He conducts outreach efforts and applied research on academic achievement among Latino youth, parent involvement in academics, stress and parenting, and Latino fatherhood. His life mission is bringing better attention to those factors that help immigrant Latino families succeed and thrive in the U.S. Dr. Behnke’s Vita is posted here. Here’s his calendar: http://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/ncsu.edu/embed?src=aobehnke%40ncsu.edu&ctz=America/New_York
Cintia Aguilar is the Latino Affairs Facilitator for Cooperative Extension and the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences. She holds a master degree in Psychology from the University of Costa Rica. She has worked with families via NC State University for the last 8 years. As the Latino Affairs Facilitator, her primary responsibility is providing technical assistance to the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences staff in how to reach out to Latino audiences, develop programs for them, and develop partnership with community agencies. Her appointment also includes supporting the overall Extension system in North Carolina in the same capability. Cintia coordinates the implementation of the Juntos program in each county/school district.
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