Winning The Future Through Education One Step At A Time

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Education is not so much a book to be read but a guide to be followed.

For Students - Think of it as a road map on how to study, avoid pitfalls, secure resources, and become inspired to earn better grades and graduate. It also provides useful advice on how to team-up with peers and adult partners for making your climb to the head of the class easier. Decide which strategies and best practices are most useful for you to implement when targeting and transforming bad study habits into good ones.

For Parents and Mentors - This book serves as a guide to assist you in your important work. Whether you are a TRIO professional, school guidance counselor, a youth worker in a community center or member of a religious network who looks out for the welfare of young people, this book will add value to your mission.

For Teachers and Tutors - You need to read and heed valuable strategies for guiding learners to excel. The practical advice contained herein will resonate with your role as educators. There is no more important work for all of us than to guide young people to enter the age of knowledge eager to win the future through education.

The Steps to Success:

  • Excel by completing school tasks early
  • Grow your word power and avoid reckless reading
  • Earn a good B rather than a flawed A
  • Read before and after the lecture
  • Leverage free time to sprint ahead
  • Study with all of your senses, some of your classmates, and a few of your mentors
  • Stop viewing educators as mean, abusive adults
  • Stop yielding to tech driven distractions
  • Stop pursuing logical paths to wrong destinations
  • Honor loved ones with your academic success.



GENRE: Education

PRINTED: Printed in United States of America

BINDING: Paperback - 280 pages

PUBLISHER: New Century Forum Inc.


ISBN: 978-1-891438-00-4

DIMENSIONS (W x H x D): 6" x 9" x 1"



Dr. Betances is an internationally renowned, persuasive and entertaining keynoter and workshop presenter. He was a high school dropout who was able to beat the odds and go on to complete two graduate degrees from Harvard University. Dr. B is a product of reading. He taught at Northeastern Illinois University as a Full-Professor of Sociology for 25 years. He has also taught courses for the University of Guam in Guam, Saipan and other areas in Micronesia and has conducted seminars for CNMI Bilingual Educators on cultural identity, language and culture preservation, and indigenous rights. Dr. Betances has keynoted in conferences in the CNMI, Palau, and Guam on education, identity issues and social change. He has lectured throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on similar issues for over 40 years and has written numerous published articles on bilingual education, the issue of language and identity in the debate on political status, the impact of change in island communities, and the challenge and complexity of responding to new demographics.

He is the author of two books. His latest is: Winning the Future through Education: One Step at a Time.  Dr. Betances has worked as a consultant to over one thousand two hundred and twelve school systems both public and private. He has worked in 18 countries all 50 states and four US Territories as a diversity educator and consultant for mission excellence. Currently, he serves as faculty member at the Summer Institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and as Senior Diversity Consultant and Trainer for Souder, Betances and Associates, Inc.