This program offers middle and high school girls and boys mentoring services to build healthy self-esteem through personal and social skill development with emphasis on:
Both programs have goals to impact improved academic performance, pregnancy prevention, and gang prevention.
Parenting skills and guidance are also provided to parents of the Latino community to strengthen family communication and understanding.
Program clubs include:
Students have the opportunity to hear from professionals in related fields.
For middle-school aged girls, Latino Family Center offers the Girls Leadership Edge program. The program consists of a six-week curriculum developed with The Center for Creative Leadership. In 2017, 20 students graduated from this program. In 2018, there were 24.
The Hermanas program also offers opportunities for training in career mentoring and encouragement to abstain from sexual activity, drugs, smoking, and alcohol via collaboration with other agencies who provide specialized training events and conferences.
Higher Education Guidance
Five meetings are offered on higher education including the application, in-state tuition, FAFSA, and essay writing. As part of the program, each student meets one-on-one with the Latino Family Center coordinator.
In 2017 4 out of 7high school seniors started college and in 2018 12 out of 14 started college.