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2 TE INTERESA EL GRAN DEBATE? Los interesados deben de: * Estar inscritos en grado9 o freshman. * Aplicar en O entregar una solicitud con el cargo de procedimiento de US$20 a nombre de "NHI" y enviar a: P.O. Box 220, Maxwell, TX 78656, USA. * Entregar una copia de su última boleta de calificaciones con un promedio de al menos 3.0/4.0 (o escala 85/100; 8.5/10). * Entregar el formulario médico y el formulario de permiso de padres para las fechas designadas. *Pagar US$20 para el trámite de procedimiento de aplicación. La experiencia de avanzar las destrezas de lenguaje de un estudiante forma gran parte de su éxito académico, social y profesional. Después de esta experiencia los estudiantes se sienten más cómodos en ambientes sumamente competitivos, sus expectativas aumentan, expanden su conocimiento del mundo que los rodea, y adquieren una nueva apreciación por la comunidad latina. *Escoger el Programa. Los debates son en inglés. Para los alumnos de lengua nativa español, deben estar preparados para debatir y discutir en inglés. Sin embargo, el programa Gran Debate del Noreste en Villanova ofrece algunas competencias en español. Los supervisores del programa son administradores de proyecto y directores educacionales que han sido certificados por NHI. Requerimos que todo nuestro personal de voluntarios se someta a un detallado rastreo de antecedentes antes de ser aprobados para participar. Proveemos a jóvenes inteligentes e innovadores con una plataforma comunitaria para concebir el futuro y empezar a verse a sí mismos como futuros líderes de la comunidad latina. Los alumnos de NHI acuden a la universidad a una tasa de 98% y muchos se destinan a las mejores universidades de los Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica. Fecha Límite de Inscripción 30 de Noviembre 2014
3 PRESENTING THE 2015 NORTHEAST GREAT DEBATE Smart and forward-looking high school freshmen annually gather in partner universities of the National Hispanic Institute to compete in a communications debate experience called the Great Debate. Every summer five sites and 1,000 high achieving students address the challenges of a modern-day Latino community. They enjoy extended friendships beyond their high schools that include peers who all plan to pursue college after high school. Students from across the American Mid-Atlantic, New England states and parts of Latin America convene at Villanova University in Philadelphia for the Northeast Great Debate. For almost twelve summers, our Northeastern students have convened with peers from Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic, for this experience. The Northeast Great Debate is an exchange of cultures and traditions that engages participants in global vision building experiences. Located in the picturesque Pennsylvania "Main Line, Villanova has been NHI's longest standing partner in the East Coast and is situated next to some of the nation's top colleges and universities. For students who reside in regions of the Northeast and Latin America, we strongly urge you to take full advantage of this opportunity, continue to develop yourselves intellectually, and surround yourselves with the caliber of peers who are also on a success journey in life. The Northeast Great Debate is designed as an early learning experience that introduces young people to the world of leadership as Latinos continue growing to a population of one in three Americans by Through this growth period, one of our chief priorities is to identify potential future leaders and engage them in learning experiences that expand their knowledge of the Latino community not only throughout the U.S., but also in Latin America. In the Great Debate, increasing the student's communication effectiveness is our and principle goal. HOST COLLEGE Villanova University, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will for th the 12 year in a row, act as the host site for 150 Northeast Great Debate students. Every year Villanova opens the doors of its 260-acre campus to NHI students, and continues to serve many of them throughout their undergraduate studies. This Catholic BENEFITS ENJOYED BY GREAT DEBATE STUDENTS Students who participate in learning experiences of the National Hispanic Institute invariably find themselves having several advantages over their peers. Advanced language skills play a big part in their academic achievement and test scores on college admission tests. However, the impact of NHI programs goes much further. Students feel comfortable in highly competitive environments. Their self-expectations increase and they expand their knowledge of the world around them. They especially gain a new-found appreciation for the Latino community as a growing and important population. The academic caliber of their peer group also heightens, as do their social networks as they prepare to venture into the world of college. No better investment can be made by either schools or parents than in encouraging their students to attend the Great Debate. liberal arts institution is rooted in the ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. NHI shares in this mission, and was proud to award Villanova the 2010 College of the Year Award at its annual international conference, Celebración. Villanova University invites Great Debate participants to spend six days on its campus to live the college experience first hand. For students who reside in one of the aforementioned regions of the Northeast, we strongly urge you to take full advantage of this opportunity, continue to develop yourselves intellectually, and surround yourselves with the caliber of peers who are also on a success journey in life. STUDENT TRAINING AND SUPERVISION Students who gain admission to the Northeast Great Debate receive training under the supervision of NHItrained Education Directors. These professionals and other NHI staff train returning high school and college student volunteers who previously attended as participants and who comprise the core staff of each program. All volunteers and consultants are required to undergo detailed background checks prior to participating. For the Northeast Great Debate - No prior training is required of participants. Instead, student development takes place in concentrated form once on campus. Participants are required to pay a student registration fee of US$620. This does not include the cost of transportation to and from the Great Debate, which may be organized by parent volunteers or school officials. All students are required to purchase their own copy of the book, Third st Reality: Crafting a 21 Century Latino Agenda. This text may be purchased for less than $12 through Smashwords.com or Amazon.com.
4 PAYMENT PROCESS ENROLLING IN THE GREAT DEBATE To apply to the Northeast Great Debate in 2015, an applicant must be a high school freshman and hold at least (85/100 scale; 8.5/10 scale; 3.75/5 (weighted); 3.0/4.0 (unweighted)) in core subject matter. Other REQUIREMENTS are as follows: Students may APPLY ONLINE by going to and selecting Apply to a Program under Quick Links. Select Great Debate. -ORStudents may print out and submit PAPER APPLICATIONS by going to under the Programs tab, then Forms and 2015 Program Applications. Submission of a full paper application with a $20 Student Processing Fee can be sent to: NHI, P.O. Box 220, Maxwell, TX USA. For FEDEX/UPS/DHL, ship to: NHI, 472 FM 1966, Maxwell, TX, 78656, USA Attachments (online) or copy (mail/fax) of the student's last REPORT CARD indicating a minimal 85/100 (or equivalent) grade point average in core subject matter. NHI accepts final report cards from the eighth grade year for students who have not yet received their first six or nine week freshman year report card. Attachment (online) or copy (mail/fax) of the signed 2015 Parent Release & Financial Policy by parents/guardian that indicate the family's willingness to pay the registration fees by the required deadlines using NHI's indicated methods of payment. Attachment (online) or copy (mail/fax) of the signed 2015 Medical Authorization & Waiver of Liability by the parents/guardian that allows NHI to seek medical treatment for students in an emergency. Indication of the student's PROGRAM CHOICE* in the application as the Northeast Great Debate. The 6-day Great Debate rate is $620, which includes a $20 application processing fee. This amount covers meals, housing, materials, and the tuition. Once the student receives notice of admission via , s/he has 10 days to make a $100 security deposit. The final tuition of $500 is due within 30 days of receiving the deposit. Accepted applicants who cannot meet the payment deadlines should immediately contact us. SCHOOL FUNDING SUPPORT In some cases parents of admitted students may seek financial support from their respective schools, districts, charter or private schools that their children attend. Northeast school districts that have in the past provided students with support include All Hallows HS, the School District of Philadelphia, Geneva City Schools, LEAP Academy and others. Parents may inquire with NHI headquarters for more information. Application Deadlines Early Admissions: Sept. 1 Oct. 15 Regular Admissions: Oct. 16 Nov. 30 Late Admissions: Dec. 1 Capacity
5 NHI LEARNING PLATFORMS Each program of NHI, beginning with the Great Debate for ninth grade youth, the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session for sophomores, and the Collegiate World Series for juniors, has been carefully designed to provide students with particular skill development and capacity building. Programs for college students and alumni can be found online at Nearly 100,000 students have attended NHI programs, beginning with the first 90 in 1981 and now 3,000 who come from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, with several Latin American/Caribbean countries that today include Mexico, Panama, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. NHI is privileged to play a role in educating an alumni base that produces a 98% college enrollment rate (90% in four-year institutions), a 90% college completion rate in less than five years, and a 67% rate of enrollment in advanced degrees. Thousands of volunteers and professionals have developed the Institute, beginning with the leadership of Ernesto Nieto's wife, Gloria de León, popularly known around NHI circles as the chief architect of the LDZ. Others have also played vital roles that include a highly active board of trustees comprised mainly of former participants. Over 1,000 alumni also volunteer their time to administer the organization's 15 national/international summer and fall projects, not to mention the services and leadership of NHI alumni known as local Project Administrators, some of which have participated for over 18 years. Finally, we can never say enough about our College Register consortium (www.nhicr.org) of fouryear colleges and universities and in particular, our annual college campus hosts. These institutions include the University of Rochester, Colorado State University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Cabrini College, the University of North Texas, the City of Knowledge, Elmhurst College, Augustana College, Villanova University, the University of Texas, Austin College, the University of San Diego, and the University of Tampa. Without the contributions and support of these institutions of higher learning and volunteers, leadership programs like those conducted by NHI would not be possible. For your information, we are including the colleges and universities that annually act as our members. Parents and school administrators who wish to learn more from NHI headquarters should write to us at NHI, P.O. Box 220, Maxwell, Texas or or Louis Tijerina at Villanova University, a co-educational Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. A premier institution of higher education, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the University's four colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering and the College of Nursing, as well as the Villanova School of Law. With a total enrollment that surpasses 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students, Villanova is the oldest and largest Catholic university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Villanova is just 12 miles/20 kilometers west of Philadelphia, the fifth-largest city in the US and the second-largest on the East Coast. Philadelphia offers something for everyone: a world-class art museum, many historic sites, a great restaurant scene, performing arts and a wide spectrum of colorful neighborhoods and scenic walks. And if you are a sports fan, grab tickets to see a Phillies, Eagles, Sixers or Flyers game. For a complete list of events and activities visit Around Philly COLLEGE REGISTER MEMBERS Abilene Christian University Amherst College Arcadia University Aurora University Austin College Bates College Baylor University Cabrini College Carnegie Mellon University Colby College Colorado State University Colorado State University - Pueblo Concordia University Chicago Cornell University Drake University Drexel University Earlham College Emory University Ferris State University Florida Atlantic University Florida International University Howard Payne University Illinois Wesleyan University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Iowa State University Loyola University Chicago Marquette University Miami University Missouri University of Science and Technology New Mexico State University New York University North Park University Northeastern University Northwestern University Oberlin College Our Lady of the Lake University Pitzer College Saint Louis University Schreiner University Simmons College Smith College Southwestern University St. Edward's University Texas A&M University Texas Christian University Texas Tech University The George Washington University The University of Chicago The University of Texas Pan American Trinity College University of Arkansas University of Houston University of New Mexico University of North Texas University of Northern Colorado University of Pennsylvania University of Rochester University of San Diego University of Tampa University of Texas at Austin University of Texas at Austin Army ROTC University of Texas at Tyler Villanova University Wabash College Washington University in St. Louis Wheaton College Xavier University Yale University
6 QUE TE OFRECE EL INSTITUTO NACIONAL HISPANO? Sólo los alumnos más talentosos de noveno grado están invitados a participar en el Gran Debate. Cada año 3,000 estudiantes vienen de todo EEUU y varios países latinoamericanos como México, Panamá y la República Dominicana. 98% de nuestros estudiantes matriculan a la universidad. 90% de nuestros estudiantes completan sus estudios universitarios en menos de 5 años. 67% prosiguen con estudios avanzados en múltiples áreas y disciplinas. Más de 1,000 ex alumnos de NHI contribuyen anualmente para administrar los 15 proyectos nacionales e internacionales de verano. Como futuros líderes, los retamos a afrontar los temas más relevantes que enfrenta la comunidad latina. Identificamos a futuros líderes y los involucramos en discusiones que extienden su conocimiento de la comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica. El Gran Debate aumenta la efectividad en comunicación de los participantes mediante la formación de equipos, el hablar en público, el escribir y presentar ideas en competencias. Muchos ex-alumnos atribuyen una alta motivación hacia el éxito a su participación en NHI.