Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has been working in collaboration with Latino youth and their families to end the destructive cycle of poverty, inequality in access to health services, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community. Through our Pathways to Success model, we take the initiative by introducing new and innovative solutions to the most critical problems facing young Latinos today with a focus that celebrates our Latin heritage and enables young people to forge identities with deep roots in our Latin culture. Our model supports the positive development of young people from 11 to 21 years of age, creating a community that values young people and enables them to be the defenders of their rights and those of their community.
Each year, Sociedad Latina serves 5,000 young people and adults. A thousand of these young people, from 11 to 21 years of age, participate intensively with Sociedad Latina through our integral and coordinated daily programming designed to train them in four areas that our community has identified as those that need the most support: Education, Work Readiness, Civic Engagement, and Arts and Culture. Programs promote long-term participation, positive interactions with adults, and cultural pride, giving youth an extensive support network that enables them to develop as competent, self-confident, successful, and independent adults.