Mother-Daughter Program at UTPA

Mother-Daughter Program at UTPA
Posted on 09/16/2019
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Mother-Daughter Program is based on improving mother/daughter relationships and offering participants the opportunity to explore their cultural identity in an effort to boost self-esteem and level of confidence for both mothers and daughters. The Mother-Daughter Program targets females currently in the seventh or eighth grade level and their mothers, which encourages and supports the completion of high school as well as the pursuit of higher education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). MDP provides monthly workshops, seminars, and meetings, including school based sessions, evening based sessions and special events. MDP focuses on two essential components: Personal Growth and Leadership Development - while addressing the areas of Academic Enrichment, Career Exploration, Cultural Diversity, Community Outreach, and Social Development. The MDP works under The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley to facilitate its services for MDP participants.

 • Parental Involvement & Commitment to Educational Success 
• Readiness for Higher Education & STEM Careers 
• Recruitment & Retention 

Target Audience
The Mother-Daughter Program at UTRGV presently serves teams from the Hidalgo to Cameron County area, with interest in expanding across the Rio Grande Valley. Participating schools pay a fee per team for a minimum of 10 teams per school—girls must be in the 7th and 8th grade.  

7th & 8th grade STPA Girls who are interested in joining the Mother Daughter Program must come by the Counseling Department to sign up. Last day to sign up will be Friday, September 27, 2019.

Click HERE to  download the  UTPA Mother-Daughter Program application form.