The Power of Relationships Impacting Latino Male Success: Four Testimonios of Hope




Martinez, Graciela

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This study was inspired by the realization that Latino males continue to lack opportunities due to inequities in educational support, impacting their perceived ability of achievement and postsecondary goals. In this study I explored the lived experiences, phenomenology, perspectives, and voice of four Latino males who graduated from high school and enrolled in college soon after. Their perspectives and voice contributed to their testimonios, in hope of supporting the change in the educational pipelines of future Latino males. Vulnerable, open, and honest conversations provided guidance and insight that can lead to making a powerful difference through a sense of belonging, teacher connections, and authentic expressions of care. For them, it all begins with building meaningful connections that expand beyond the curriculum and into the student's personal potential.


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care, hope, Latino males, relationships, Testimonios



Educational Leadership and Policy Studies