The “Juntos” program (pronounced: Who-n-tos) provides Latino parents and youth with knowledge and resources to prevent 8-12th grade students from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college. This hands-on program is taught in either English or Spanish and meets for 2½ hours once a week for six weeks in the evenings. Juntos also uses success coaches and college age-mentors to provide weekly afterschool clubs and activities with the target students before and after the 6-week program. The program brings together partners from Cooperative Extension, high schools and local community colleges, youth and their families, and college-age mentors to learn how to succeed in school.
Email Diana Urieta firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how you can get involved.
The goals of this project are:
- to increase youth’s abilities to succeed in high school, to discover the benefits of higher education, and to become aware of how to attain a college education, through program implementation and the dissemination of a starter kit;
- to expand family-school-college partnerships and capacity in North Carolina to address Latino dropout prevention and access to higher education; and
- to help Latino families and community members to come together as a support group to help each other realize their desires to get a higher education.
Here’s are Video Montages of Juntos Activities
Here’s our Juntos Student’s Stay in School Videos
Pictures from Juntos Events ……………………………..……………………….
New Video from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
NEWS AND OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS:
Below is a video from some youth in California showing how tough economic times are impacting their lives.
Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate is featured in a news story on National Public Radio. The show Latino USA has a feature story on the issues facing undocumented immigrants who want to go to North Carolina’s Community Colleges. The story can be heard online here: