La Mano works to increase graduation rate among Latino students

La Mano, a club at Georgia Highlands’ Marietta campus, participated in the Hispanic Organization Promoting Education (HoPe) Leadership Conference on March 28.

HoPe is an organization that strives to increase the graduation rate among Latino students.

The members of La Mano met with several young students and participated in a number of activities including breakfast, lunch, educational workshops and a college fair.

The club stressed the importance of college and earning a four-year degree.

According to Abraham Ortiz, student life coordinator on the Marietta campus, the event was a success and it touched the lives of many students.