Jeff Franco visited Buenos Aires from August 27 to August 30. Franco is Vice President and Executive Director of City Year Washington DC, a non-profit organization with youth teams whose aim is to keep students in higher education to encourage them to graduate. He is a leader in education and advocate of national service programs in Washington.
His visit to Argentina allowed the exchange of ideas related to youth and education in the United States and Argentina. Franco interacted with different audiences to work on the future of the new generations and had the opportunity to talk to the Argentine audience about education in the United States and the work that City Year Washington DC does.
Franco attended the binational centers annual meeting held in ICANA, where he met with representatives of several provinces and talked about the problems that education faces nowadays. Via videoconference, he talked with Access Program students at binational centers in the interior. He attended a talk at CONSUDEC with future teachers and general audience to discuss various topics and the successes and challenges that City Year Washington faces. Also, Franco had the opportunity to meet with Soledad Acuña, Assistant Secretary of Education Equality of the Buenos Aires City Government and spoke at Association Conciencia about the retention and motivation of students in the 21st century. Franco closed his visit with a lecture at the School of Education of Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) about the opportunities and challenges for the Millennium generation.