Eighth graders in the Ruidoso Middle School ENLACE classes visited ENMU’s Ruidoso campus last month for a special briefing on professional and vocational courses available there.
The ENLACE program is an enriched language arts curriculum designed to help selected students succeed as students and develop an understanding of how their secondary and college education could help them connect with satisfying careers.
The RMS group and their teachers, Rosanna Lomeli and Maxine Anchondo, toured ENMU with the school’s director of community and student services Coda Omness. Information on courses, career training and high school credits available at ENMU were included.
While they were out and about, the group also visited the Hubbard Museum of the American West and had lunch at La Hacienda restaurant.
The museum visit included a presentation on the Santa Fe Trail, delivered by John Eilert who dressed in period clothing to help make the program come to life.
The ENLACE program also includes a strong citizenship and leadership theme. Each of the students is selecting a local issue or problem to study in depth throughout the school year. The students will prepare reports on what they learned along with recommendations for one or more solutions.
Professors at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces will hear the reports in special presentations and give the students feedback on their work.
ENLACE originally was an acronym for Engaging Latino Communities in Education, but the RMS program is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural in its focus.
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