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Mission, Vision, and Objectives

Our Mission

Help Latino students and their families gain knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and broaden post-secondary career and academic opportunities.

Our Four Components

The Juntos Program is an intensive long-term program made up of four components:

  1. Juntos Family Engagement via a 6-week workshop series and other family nights and family events
  2. Juntos 4-H Clubs with a focus on tutoring, public speaking, life skills, and community service
  3. Monthly One-On-One Success Coaching and/or Mentoring by an adult who monitors academic progress and coaches them to achieve their academic goals
  4. Juntos Summer Programming that includes the Juntos Summer Academy, which is a week long experience at NC State University, and other local 4-H opportunities.

Our Objectives

  1. Increase family engagement that leads to students’ educational success
  2. Increase the sense of belonging among Latino students and families in their schools and communities
  3. Increase Latino student success by improving student attendance and grades, and achieving high school graduation
  4. Increase the percentage of Latino students attending higher education

Quotes from Parents

  • “Because of my participation in the Juntos program, I feel better able to ask for help for my child.” 
  • “I feel better able to find information to help my child get to college.” 
  • “What I liked most from the Juntos sessions was learning how things are different from the educational system in our countries.”

Quotes from Youth

  • “Juntos has helped me a lot, I have learned to be a better leader and it kept me motivated for what I want for my future and to never give up on myself.”
  • “I learned that going to college is possible if we’re committed to it. It makes me feel proud to be Latina.”
  • “I can be anything I want to be in life. I just have to believe in myself and work to do it.”