Talented and Gifted (TAG) Latino Program

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

TAG Clubs

Through weekly student-planned and led meetings, the school-based clubs offer an outlet of expression, a vehicle to community involvement, as well as a way to strengthen students' sense of personal/social responsibility. Clubs have Executive Boards and committees, who meet with the Program Director for intensive workshops each term, in which skills in leadership development, group facilitation, administrative, planning, and evaluation are strengthened. This is the main source of social support, from which many young Latino leaders have emerged throughout the years. Student initiative, self-esteem and a vested interest in their school and their education are highly increased through this medium. Parents are continually notified of and invited to the activities of the clubs. Approximately 150 students take part in the clubs each year and are run from Septembre through June.

Clubs promote leadership development, social support, peer mentoring, cultural expression, and help develop engaged, critical citizens. They are led by an elected executive board with the support of a faculty advisor and meet with members once a week after-school to build community and plan events and activities that move the mission of the clubs forward.

Boston Latin Academy     Thursdays 1:50- 2:30 PM, Room 222
                                                 Advisor: Ms. Roche
                                                 Student Leader Contact: Laura Mejia, President  
                                                 Email:  tagbla@gmail.com

Boston Latin School          Thursdays 2:30- 3:30 PM, Room 329
                                                Advisor: Ms. Jacobson-Peregrino
                                                Student Leader Contact: Daniela Lopez, President
                                                Email: tagbls@gmail.com

John D. O’Bryant               Wednesdays 2:00- 3:00 PM, Room 3-239
                                               Advisor: Ms. Fontanez
                                               Student Leader Contact: Maria Garcia, President
                                               Email: tagobryant@gmail.com

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