Latina Girls in Our Juvenile Justice Prevention Programs Get Empowering, Effective Support [YouthToday.com]

 

In our Family Keys program, a prevention program that served close to 40 percent Latina youth in 2016, there is a strong sense of familia. Familia, the sentiment of treating others like family, runs through the core of Southwest Key Programs, a Hispanic-run organization with more than 90 percent Latino staff, and is a key value in our agency.

Our natural tendency to uphold Latino values in programming got us thinking … how do organizations intentionally serve and support the unique needs of Latina youth? Meanwhile, we learned about a National Girls InitiativeInnovation Award that could help us explore this more deeply.



[For more of this story, written by Johanna Creswell Báez, go to http://youthtoday.org/2017/12/...prevention-programs/]

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