The College Success Program
Our College Success Program is comprised of “Tias” or “Aunts” who continue to support our graduated Hermanitas in their college career. The Tias support is vital to helping graduates continue their education and succeed. A Sevilla Productions, LLC Project. Special thanks to Guillermo & Elsa Sevilla
Recognizing and understanding the unique challenges many Hermanitas face being a trailblazer in their families, MANA de San Diego supports Hermanitas Program Graduates who have reached the milestone of post-secondary education, with its College Success Program: a select group of MANA Members, known as Tias, who then reach out to Hermanitas experiencing university and college life.
MANASD Tias gather monthly to handwrite messages and notes of encouragement to Hermanitas. MANASD Tias provide their unique perspective to Hermanitas, when a parent, friend or other family member cannot. The college and university experience can be challenging, thrilling and fun. It is a defining moment in life. But it also has its moments of doubt, anxiety and loneliness. Whether at home or in another state, in a community college or an ivy league university, MANASD Tias provide Hermanitas an embrace from home — guiding them through challenges, providing encouragement and role-modeling success. Hermanitas say their connection with MANASD Tias makes a meaningful difference in their lives, as they pursue their professional dreams.
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