Ms. Maldonado is one of the nation’s leading change agents when it comes to educational support and success rates of Indigenous Students.
The purpose of BE MORE (Becoming Energized, Motivated, Optimistic, Resilient and Empowered) is to:
- Help students and families increase self-esteem and educational success through the development of greater cultural identity.
Help create stronger communities and families by incorporating cultural heritage and traditions into all school settings and curriculum.
Help students and families to know the answers to these key statements and live their lives accordingly.
1) I know who I am.
2) I know where I come from.
3) I know what is in my heart.
4) I know what I believe.
5) I know where I am going.
6) I know what I am willing to defend.
BE MORE programming includes:
*Student and family workshops.
*Guiding and supporting the strategic planning process for educational and community organizations.
*Curriculum writing with an emphasis on culturally relevant lessons which lead to college and career readiness, STEAM and special education support.
*Securing grant funding for innovative educational programs.
*Providing motivational presentations and keynote addresses at international, national and local conferences, seminars and workshops.
*Providing coaching and mentor supports.