Raíces (“roots”) provides a space for Latine teens to share time with peers in a culturally responsive environment. Raíces youth have a strong sense of self as multicultural, bilingual individuals who think critically and make positive decisions.
Raíces works with Latine youth in grades 6–12 through a broad range of holistic in-school and out-of-school programs emphasizing academic support, personal and cultural identity, health and wellness, and leadership development. The program’s goal is to promote healthy behaviors, strengthen families and support youth to achieve a successful future.
Teens in Raíces report:
- Having support from adults other than their parents
- Feeling good about themselves
- Being eager to do well in school and other activities