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.
News from our Raíces community
DEEPENING OUR ROOTS: LIVE AT THE SPARK SUMMIT!
On 12/1/2017, youth from the Raíces program presented about their experiences as podcasters at Youthprise’s Spark Summit, an event dedicated to the power of youth digital storytelling. The presentation was entitled “Deepening Our Roots: How to Strengthen the Voices of Community through Podcasts.”
Thanks to Lily Percy for editing this episode!
In this episode, Raices teens talk about the importance of sexual health education.
Bilingual, culturally-centered, evidenced-based sexual health education is an important part of Raices programming. Here youth share what they’ve learned as well as some important information they want others their age to know.
Interview with Artist Gustavo Lira
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