I would like to use this opportunity to present to you Motivos magazine, a publication designed to inspire hispanic and Latin American students to achieve their dreams using the tools of education. The founder/publisher happens to be a personal friend of mine, Jenee Chizick, and I know for a fact that she has made many personal sacrifices in order to create this particular magazine. Motivos is based in Philadelphia, PA and offers personal stories, tips, letters, features and “speak outs” that allow hispanic students to share their thoughts about stereotypes and allow successful hispanics to reach out to others.
The website for her magazine is www.motivosmag.com. I highly recommend a subscription to this magazine for any school, church, library, college or youth-serving organization. As you know, the highest-growing population in the U.S. right now is the hispanic population, and many of them are finding it difficult to achieve their dreams and goals due to lack of inspiration, an urban background and failing school systems. Motivos Magazine is a step in the right direction. The magazine comes with a student advisory board, and they are also looking for new student writers. For those teaching English, it provides a safe, multicultural read to open the eyes of your students. Check it out sometime!