The Juntos Program

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 dmurieta@ncsu.edu for more information about how you can get involved.

Juntos On Facebook …………….. Juntos on Pinterest

New Brochure about Juntos (Spanish & English)

Quick Intro to Juntos

How to Implement Juntos – Click Here

For Research on the Juntos Program – Click Here

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

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Pictures from Juntos Events ……………………………..……………………….

Why Latino Youth Struggle to Go To College and What we Can Do PPT

NEW DROPOUT PAPER HERE

New Video from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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NEWS AND OTHER NOTEWORTHY ITEMS:

Tu hijo puede ir a la universidad

Los líderes del futuro

Busca orientación para educar a tu hijo

Conviértete en un padre pro activo

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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:
http://latinousa.kut.org/855/

Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation

Listening to Latinas report by MALDEF

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