Civic Engagement Programs
Youth Community Organizing: Sociedad Latina trains youth, ages 14-18, as Youth Community Organizers (YCOs) to organize and implement bilingual, culturally relevant grassroots campaigns that engage, inform and mobilize hundreds of community members and youth of color around education reform and environmental protection. All YCOs participate in intensive community organizing training and bi-monthly work readiness, academic skill building and cultural exploration activities throughout the year. Currently, YCOs are focused on implementing a student-centered learning and closing the achievement gap for young men of color.
¡Cuídate! Healthy Families: Health Educators, ages 14-18 implement bilingual and culturally relevant health education activities and peer-to-peer workshops on sexual health, nutrition and fitness. Through partnerships with local hospitals and health centers, they receive robust training in health disparities and evidence-based interventions. Armed with this knowledge, they lead awareness campaigns, fitness activities, nutrition charlas (classes) and sexual health workshops that support Latino families to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Young Men's Conference December 12 & 14, 2015
In 2015, Sociedad Latina partnered with the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) to launch a Young Men’s Action Group, which is comprised of 15 young men of color from across BPS who bring much-needed youth voice to the educational reform process. This video shows some of the work they do.
Jenn and Laura's Story