Hispanic CREO established the YO CREO! (I BELIEVE!) Corporate Leadership Team. YO CREO!’s mission is to unite all the nation’s top Hispanic corporate business leaders in one voice to motivate Hispanic students to stay in school and graduate.
YO CREO!’s goal is to obtain a testimonial from every CEO of Hispanic business in the nation telling Hispanic students in their own words why staying in school and attaining an education is so important to their future.
YO CREO!’s future events will be based on our participating Hispanic businesses across the country, and will include retreats and seminars on how together with one voice we can improve the educational outcomes of Hispanic students in Florida and the nation.
If you’re a Hispanic business owner interested in advocating for Hispanic students, please join YO CREO! today!
Here are some of the powerful testimonials from the Top Hispanic CEOs in the Nation:
“I was just like every other kid in school. I couldn’t see how finding the value of ‘X’ or memorizing the properties of rocks would help me later in life. As it turns out, that wasn’t the point. The point is that a good education opens a lot of heavy doors, regardless of whether you’ll ever dissect a frog again.”
William Berger, Esq.
Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
As the owner of America’s largest Hispanic owned company I want to make sure all of you know how important it has been in my life all the education I have received. Being in school, and trying hard to be the best, is what has allowed me to become an important business leader.
R. Marcelo Claure
Chairman & CEO
We live in a country where racial barriers are no longer what they once were and EVERYONE has an opportunity to become whatever he or she may choose. The greatest equalizer is education and education is THE most important factor for Hispanics today. Unfortunately, when it comes to academic achievement, Hispanics – in particular Hispanic males – are the poorest performing demographic in the U.S.
We started the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) to help ALL underserved kids go on to college. Though we don’t specifically target Hispanics, we know that Hispanics make up about 55% of the Denver Public Schools. For poorer families, a college education has never been seen as a reality because it simply wasn’t affordable. I believe one of the greatest reasons students drop out of high school is they are unable to imagine any way to attend college. Since we started the DSF in 2006, we have been providing the vision that college is affordable for all students. We have seen dramatic increases in enrollment, graduation rates, college-continuation rates and Advanced Placement attendance. I fully support CREO’s goal of improving education levels of Hispanics in our country – it is an important and very admirable goal.
Chairman & CEO
I believe your organization is definitely attacking a very critical and sad issue in our society. It is unfortunate that it is not an easy task.
My explanation to young people about school is that in my opinion "It is the easiest and most probable way out". It was for me.
Please let me know how I could be of help to this great cause. I also would be happy to have a conference call to learn more about your organization.
I really encourage students to stay in school. Today it isn’t enough to just get a High School diploma. It’s important to continue your education, get a College Degree and at least a Masters Degree. With so many people looking for jobs, you have to differentiate yourself from the others. You can do this with the amount of education you have. I believe that the more education you have, the easier it will make your journey through life.
Hispanics are the fastest growing population today. It’s important that the Hispanic children get the best education possible because, the Hispanic children are our future and will be running this country.
Without education, where will we be tomorrow?
Alliance Technology Solutions L.L.C. (Alliance)
Sometimes the truth is simple.
“Stay in school or die early. Education may give you options throughout a long life, ignorance ONLY brings you early death.”
Tetra Tech Tesoro, Inc.
An education is not important:
- If you don’t want to make good $$$$.
- If you want to live under your parent’s roof all your life.
- If you don’t care about controlling your own life.
- If you don’t want to grow mentally.
Luis B. Marrero
Education is the key to success. Learning will be a lifelong process, and not something that ends once you receive your diploma. I can stress the importance enough of staying in school. By staying in school, and continuing on to college you will learn how to work with people, how to manage your time, feel the sense of accomplishment of following through and completing projects, and most of all the you will create the habits that will follow you throughout your life. Stay in school, stay focused on your dreams, and never stop learning. I believe in you, and I believe that with hard work and determination you can do and be anyone that you want.
Lillian I. Harris
Man-Machine Systems Assessment (MSA)