A Juntos Club is Born!

June 1st, 2017

Dayton High School has had the Juntos program for two school years now and has seen over 30 students and their families in participation. In its two years there have been three cohorts that have participated in workshops from the Juntos High School program curriculum, along with family nights with topics such as Nutrition, Taxes, Parenting, and some college visits to OSU, PSU, WOU, Linfield, and Chemeketa YVC. Another one of the Juntos program components is a student club which provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and a space to work collaboratively on projects of their own choosing. However, Dayton High School students are not very familiar with student-led clubs because there are very few options available and students don’t seem to be aware of them or what they do.This year, a few Dayton High students have taken interest in forming their own club and have identified community service, study groups, and college visits as their primary interests for the club.

Thanks to some grant funds from the Oregon Community Foundation the students starting the club have had some funds available to kick start their club, with the expectation that they will sustain their club’s finances. The students have been brainstorming ideas to be a self-sustaining club, and four students committed to attaining a food-handlers cards in order to make and sell Duros during Track & Field meets at their school. They have sold at two games and already have over $100 in profit for their club, plus supplies for future fundraisers.

We hope to see an increased interest in this club in the upcoming school year and a growing momentum in activity from the current and future leaders of the club. Congratulations Dayton High School Juntos!