Jesus Salas of Miami: Awarded 2014 Involved Father Award

Jesus Zeus Salas Receives 2014 Involved Father Award At University of Miami
Jesus Zeus Salas Receives 2014 Involved Father Award At University of Miami

Jesus Salas of Miami was recently given an award for his continued and inspired devotion to his children’s lives and their education. The recent recipient of the 2014 Involved Fathers Award, awarded annually from the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida, Jesus Salas of Miami has continually displayed an unfettered enthusiasm and zeal for his children’s education, and has become a local leading advocate for parental educational involvement.

Jesus Salas of Miami understands that children deserve fathers that maintain active and healthy involvement in their education. Parental involvement helps to provide a child with the support and framework for continued academic success, and underlines the importance of education and learning to children throughout the United States. An involved father, believes Jesus Salas of Miami, is ready, willing and able to take time out in their schedules to show legitimate focus on and interest in the educational success of their child. His commitment to his children’s academic success is largely unparalleled in his local community, and continues to serve as inspiration to other parents seeking deeper and more effective participation in the academic development and health of their children.

Jesus Zeus Salas Radio Involved Father Award
Jesus Zeus Salas Radio Involved Father Award

Jesus Salas of Miami received his nomination for this award from Mrs. Trujillo of the Everglades K-8 Center School. This professional recognized how committed and unwavering Jesus Salas of Miami is about support of a strong educational foundation, and believed him to be a stand-out amongst the fathers of his local community. His efforts to maintain a high level of educational quality for the young students of his local area continue to be an inspiration to many.

 

Jesus Zeus Salas On the Importance of Music Education

As a key player in the radio industry, Jesus Zeus Salas understands how music can affect the lives of youth. Jesus Zeus Salas has worked in the radio industry since 1992, holding his current position as Executive Vice President of Programming at Spanish Broadcasting Systems (SBS) since 2010. Because of his love for music, Jesus Zeus Salas strongly believes in the importance of music education for students. Here’s why Jesus Zeus Salas believes that music education is key to the success of youth.

Jesus Z. Salas and Enrique Iglesias shooting video
Jesus Z. Salas and Enrique Iglesias shooting video

Music Makes You Smarter

Did you know that music education can actually make you smarter? Jesus Zeus Salas of Miami advocates for music education due to the many studies that have shown how music helps students do better in school. Such research has found that by studying music, young people develop their brains to more quickly and easily understand complex thoughts. Jesus Zeus Salas believes that if schools begin mandating music education at a young age, children will grow up to be better thinkers.

Music is Athletic

In addition to being academic, Jesus Zeus Salas knows that music can be athletic. By learning to sing or to play an instrument, young students can better develop their coordination, lung capacity, and even their strength. This allows students who are not interested in sports to still find an activity that allows them to use their bodies. Jesus Zeus Salas asserts that through music education, students can improve both their minds and their physical health.

Music Provides an Emotional Outlet

Finally, music education is important because music provides an emotional outlet. As someone who has worked with children frequently, Jesus Salas understands that all young people need an emotional outlet where they can express their feelings in a constructive manner. Because of this, Jesus Salas is a supporter of music education in all schools.

Jesus Zeus Salas Has First EESAC Meeting

When he served as Principal for a Day at the Miami Dade County Public School Juvenile Justice Center last year, Jesus Zeus Salas was invited to serve on the Center’s “EESAC.” The Education Excellence School Advisory Committee is a crucial part of educational administration in the state of Florida, and Jesus Zeus Salas was honored to accept a seat on the committee after his day spent motivating students, assisting with technological concerns, and speaking with vendors to get the school the best possible prices on supplies and equipment.

Jesus Salas at the Miami Dade Public School Juvenile Justice Center
Jesus Salas with Principal S.Payne Miami Dade Public School Juvenile Justice Center

As a member of the Education Excellence School Advisory Committee, Jesus Zeus Salas will be part of the sole governing body of the school. When he sits in on his first meeting on March 13, 2013, Jesus Zeus Salas will assist administrators as they make decisions related to educational improvement and various accountability processes.

The EESAC first became a part of Florida schools in the early 1990s as part of a larger scheme to reform the educational system and better hold teachers and administrators accountable for the success of their students. In addition to general decision making, Jesus Zeus Salas will have a voice in involving stakeholders of all kinds in the decision-making process. Jesus Zeus Salas will also help administrators prepare the School Improvement Plan (SIP) documents on a yearly basis, and review progress throughout the school year. Finally, Jesus Zeus Salas will help to ensure that the Juvenile Justice Center adheres to all state and district goals and standards.

Jesus Zeus Salas looks forward to his continued involvement with the Juvenile Justice Center. In addition to serving on the EESAC, Jesus Zeus Salas hopes to work further with students as he did on his day as principal, helping them to form long-term goals and acquire the skills that they need to achieve them.

How to Encourage Teens to Stay in School by Jesus Zeus Salas

Jesus Salas Certificate of Appreciation
Jesus Salas Certificate of Appreciation from Everglades K-8 Career Day

Jesus Zeus Salas is a strong supporter of the Miami-Dade Public School System. Encouraged by his recent participation in the Principal for a Day Program, Jesus Zeus Salas has formed a commitment to improving education in Miami, and encouraging teens to stay in school and take advantage of all the opportunities that a thorough education has to offer. Jesus Zeus Salas offers the following tips for getting teens to stay in school:

1. Focus on the Future

For many teens who want to drop out of high school, there is a distinct disconnect between what they want now and their understanding of how it will affect them in the future. Remind teens that in today’s world, professional success relies heavily on not only a high school but college education, and that earning power is highly correlated with level of educational completion. Plus, teens gain crucial job skills in school, from reading, writing, and math abilities to skills relating to communication and problem solving.

2. Talk About Health

According to the Center for Disease Control, those who complete high school are less likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors like drug abuse and heavy drinking. Young women who stay in school are also less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy. In addition, schools frequently offer a way for financially disadvantaged students to have access to basic health care and healthy meals. Teens may not realize the benefits that school can offer outside of a career path.

3. Offer Support

If the underlying cause of a teen’s desire to drop out of high school has to do with poor grades or a sense that education isn’t “for them,” identify problem areas. Many cities and towns offer free tutoring to struggling students through a school, library, or community center. Encouragement and role modeling at home helps, too. Place an emphasis on education in the home, and consider engaging in family activities like going to a museum or learning a new skill together.

4. Look For Alternatives

It’s entirely possible that an academic career may not be what your teen has their eye on for the future. However, dropping out still isn’t the answer. Talk to your teen about possibilities like trade school instead of a traditional four-year college. While your teen is in high school, find local professionals in a career that your teen might enjoy, and try to find job, internship, or apprenticeship opportunities.

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For more information about the importance of keeping teens in school, and advice on ways to prevent teens from dropping out, check out the following links:

http://www.helium.com/items/2057759-Parenting-Teens

http://www.ehow.com/about_6497711_should-teens-stay-school_.html

http://www.essortment.com/family-parenting-encourage-teen-stay-school-37003.html

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/971669/preventing-school-dropouts