According to the U.S. Census report dated 2017, the Latino population grew in 14.17% from 2010 to 2017.
In North Carolina we have 105,758 Latino children under the age of five. 188,758 are between the ages of five and thirteen. 375,230 are under the age of 18.
The Latino population in North Carolina reached a total of 972,288 people (9.5% of the total population)
The average age in the Latino community in North Carolina is 25. Data shows that Latinos remain the youngest community in the state. The average age in the general population is 41.
If the general population is aging and Latinos are the youngest group, ask yourself: in the future who will pay for the social security that older adults will receive?
These official figures remind us that we must seek and find ways to provide the best opportunities to educate Latino children until they reach their maximum potential, so they can become happy, productive citizens.
With your financial support we will be able to help every Latino child in North Carolina develop, at an early age, the strong foundation that they need to be successful in school and in life.
Why scholarships to go to college:
Each year we receive a minimum of 20 applications to our scholarships. After reading the application requirements and interviewing the students, we feel that it will be great to have the funds to give a scholarship to all of them. All of them are qualified, all of them have so much potential to be successful and so much need, but we do not have the funds to support all of them.
With your financial support we will be able to give more scholarships and help more students realize their dream of going to college.