‘Rising Educators’ Program for Latino Youth Concludes First Summer

KHOL Spanish-language reporter Alicia Unger talked to three local high schoolers about their experience in a new summer program for Latino youth.
Rising Educators met biweekly this summer for professional development training with mentors including Grand Teton National Park rangers. (Alicia Unger/KHOL)

by | Aug 20, 2021 | Environment, Recreation


A pilot program launched this summer called Rising Educators has been training and paying local Latino high schoolers to lead camps around Jackson Hole with organizations like Coombs Outdoors and the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum. The program also kicked off with place-based training by Grand Teton National Park and Teton Science Schools. KHOL Spanish-language reporter Alicia Unger recently spoke with three participants of the program about their experience.

Listen above to hear KHOL News Director Kyle Mackie interview Unger about her reporting in English followed by the full story in Spanish.


Rising Educators

Rising Educators participant Britney Maldonado receives a certificate of completion for the program from a Grand Teton National Park ranger. (Alicia Unger/KHOL)

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About Alicia Unger

Born in Mexico City, Alicia is a multi-platform journalist with more than 20 years of experience in radio and television. As a news producer, anchor and reporter, Alicia has earned several Emmy nominations and awards. Currently, she also serves as KHOL's Spanish-language correspondent.

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