At the core of The Pathways to Success, Sociedad Latina's Education Programs are designed to address the needs of Latino students in Boston Public Schools, who bear the burden of a school system that has historically failed to adequately serve its diverse student population. Low educational achievement among Latino students in Boston has dire, long-term consequences on economic, social and emotional wellbeing. Our solution is a blend of four closely aligned educational programs designed to boost student achievement, build 21st century skills, engage parents, and prepare every student for success in college or career.
At 39% of the student population, Latino students are the largest ethnic group in Boston Public Schools, and they trail behind all other student groups when it comes to graduation rates, school attendance and MCAS scores.While overall student enrollment is dropping in the Boston Public Schools, Latinos are the only group that is growing in numbers.
26% of Latino students drop out before finishing high school
15% of Latino students who dropout, do so in middle school
51% of Latino students in BPS graduate in four years
56% of Latinos who graduate attend a four-year college
Of the BPS Latinos enrolled in a two- or four-year college in 2000, only 24% had finished college within 7 years
Sociedad Latina offers four closely aligned Education Programs to support youth development from grade 6 through a student's first two years of college or career. All programs integrate case management and family engagement, along with long-term relationships with staff and mentors.
Year-round middle school academic and enrichment programming
Saturday academic and enrichment program for English Language Learner students
Targeted academic support for high school youth in need of extra support
Pathways to higher education and employment