Tijuana Youth Foundation
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Cornerstone Insights. Every child should be given an opportunity to obtain a quality education. Alongside their schooling, exposure to creative arts contributes to their overall development for an enjoyable life.
We want to help young minds accelerate their quality education. Along with their education, we want to give them an opportunity to explore the creative arts.
The Border is a Site of Exchange, Not Exclusion
“We see the border as an interface — a site of exchange, not exclusion. We are creating partnerships to exchange knowledge, resources and education,” Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla said.
“This partnership increases opportunities for students to advance from our collective research and deepen our collaborative relationships.”
“What brings us together is this: that we can change this little piece of real estate we occupy here,” Graeve said. “This is a great experiment that is going to define the educational opportunities for students in our region, which is our home.” Olivia Graeve grew up in Tijuana and was an undergraduate at UC San Diego. She is a professor of materials engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering.
There is no wall between us. We are one. We are community. We have common goals. We should never lose sight of that.
Educators from Tijuana and San Diego are joining forces to support students who switch between the U.S. and Mexican school systems.[There has been] an increase this year in U.S. students moving with their families to Baja California, as parents are deported or voluntarily move to Mexico. Between January to May of 2017, about 1, 200 new U.S. students have enrolled in Baja California schools, she said.
There are huge advantages to this innovative collaboration. The students will not have any gaps in their education and most importantly, through an improved curriculum, there will be new parent workshops, student mentor programs, and cross-border instructional visits.