Latino Males United (LMU)
Latino Males United (LMU) is a program which provides a healthy environment to express relevant issues and assists in holistic development and support. LMU focuses on mentorship, masculinity, ethnicity, academic success, leadership, and service.
La Junta is a place where members come together for workshops/meetings to have candid conversations around a variety of topics. Planned topics include: ethnicity, masculinity, leadership, relationships, and members also get the opportunity to initiate topics relevant to them.
Mentorship is an important component of the program where members get the opportunity to be mentored by their peers at Texas A&M University. This will be a year-long one-on-one mentorship where mentor-mentee will meet several times a semester.
Members will also get the opportunity to mentor at-risk youth (specifically elementary/middle school Latino males) in the Bryan/College Station community. This may be a regular one-on-one commitment for a whole semester with the hope that it becomes a long-lasting relationship.
The annual LMU Excursion is a two-day high impact experience where we visit a major city in Texas. The purpose of the excursion is to allow members to explore their identity in what it means to be a Latino man, develop professionally, be a service to the community and explore the historic culture of the area. Some components of past experiences include visiting underserved K-12 schools, networking and learning at 2-3 corporate office visits, exploring different cultural museums and engaging on a reflective project.
Advisor: Cruz Ríos