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Help Latino Youth Succeed Academically

January 15, 2016

Juntos: Together for a Better Education is an interactive workshop series for Latino parents and their middle school youth to promote high school graduation and explore possible paths to higher education. Those who are interested in becoming a trained Juntos facilitator, with instructional support from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will have the opportunity in March.

Juntos brings together schools, parents and community partners to improve outcomes for Latino students. To become a facilitator, it is first recommended to form a team of two to three people with at least one person bilingual in Spanish and English. Team members are can be composed of representatives from schools, community agencies, non-profits and faith-based and outreach organizations.

The next facilitator training has been scheduled on Tuesday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the ISU Extension office in Polk County located at 1625 Adventureland Dr., Suite A in Altoona.

Registration is $200 per person which includes program materials plus lunch and snacks. Register with ISU Extension Educator, Michelle Maynes, by March 22 at (515) 957-5785 or mim@iastate.edu.

To learn more about the “Juntos: Together for a Better Education” program visit extension.iastate.edu/news/juntos-brings-families-together-better-education


About Juntos

The Juntos program involves partnerships between community- based Iowa State University Extension staff, middle- and high schools, community organizations, community colleges and universities. Juntos assists youth to graduate from high school, as well as pursue and access higher education. The program consists of a series of family workshops, family nights, and links families to more opportunities to strengthen youth’s life skills through Extension 4H youth programs.