How You Can Help Underrepresented Students “Aim Higher”

Most students who are identified as “underrepresented” (minority, from low-income families, or first generation in college) want to continue their education after high school, but those students face many barriers to getting there.

How do those barriers get lifted? It might be as easy as holding those students to higher standards.

ACT and Univision will host a FREE webinar on how to help underrepresented high school students achieve college readiness. You’ll get a chance to interact with nationally known experts on the challenges facing students who too often fall through the cracks and discover new tools to help these students. Among the topics we’ll cover:
  • The importance of holding high expectations for underrepresented students
  • Defining “college readiness” and the benchmarks needed to attain it
  • Trends and data concerning underrepresented education and enrollment
  • The aspirations and struggles of first-generation students
  • Accommodations for English language learners
Reserve your spot for this webinar, taking place on February 28, by registering today!


Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28
Time: Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes


Juan Garcia, Senior Director, Center for Equity in Learning, ACT, Inc.

Juan Garcia oversees Strategic Partnerships for the Center for Equity in Learning at ACT, working with existing and new partnerships fulfilling ACT’s mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. Prior to joining ACT, Juan served as a champion of college access and readiness for the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN), led marketing and promotions for the launch of a new Spanish magazine published by the Meredith Corporation, and served as an Account Executive in Latin America for the Hispanic Marketing Division of Donnelley Marketing, Inc. In November 2016, he graduated from the Harvard University Business School program of Leadership Best Practices. He is originally from Lima, Peru.
Adriana Flores-Ragade, Partnership Director, Social Impact, at Fusion Media Network and Univision Communications, Inc.

Adriana Flores-Ragade is a Partnership Director at Univision, Inc., and Fusion Media Group. Prior to joining Univision, she worked for the College Board for more than a decade, leading diversity and access initiatives. She also worked as a Community Services Director for the American Red Cross, Palo Alto-Area Chapter, and for her alma mater, Claremont McKenna College, as an Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. In May 2014, she earned a master’s degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication.