Austin Free-Net Engages the Latino Community at La Feria Para Aprender!

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La Feria 2012

La Feria Para Aprender

Stop by and say, “¡Hola! ¿Cómo están?” to Austin Free-Net staff members Mimi, Natalia and Mercedes at the popular Spanish-language learning event, La Feria.

6th Annual La Feria Para Aprender (The Learning Fair),
Saturday, January 28
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
North Austin Events Center

These bi-lingual AFN Ladies will be sharing information about Austin Free-Net to the thousands of attendees of this free education fair.

Austin Free-Net is joining more than 55 area exhibitors (nonprofits, city and state services, business, colleges, etc.) to help educate the adult Latino community on how important secondary and college education is to Austin’s future workforce.

La Feria is hosted entirely in Spanish and is open to the public. A staggering 10,000 attendees are expected this Saturday!

The event aims to support educational opportunities of school-aged children by reaching the Latino parents. It boasts a unique, one-way event navigation that places the parents on a direct path for information gathering all in Spanish. It maps out the life cycle of a student from pre-K to college readiness, college and further onto career. The purpose is to demonstrate why a well-educated child is important to the future of Austin.

New this year will be a Teen zone, an Anti-Bullying zone, a dual-language teaching demonstration, a photo visualization booth, and several Career Pods which will focus on careers in the Health Care, Teaching, Digital Media and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) industries.

Our Austin Free-Net staff will be on-hand the entire day to talk about our free bi-lingual basic computer classes, as well as our free computer labs. We will be sharing the importance of learning how to use a computer, and how it helps Latino parents keep up-to-date with their child’s education, find important information online, and improve their job skills.

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