Juntos

Juntos (meaning “together” in Spanish) works to empowers families around education. Uniting with community partners to provide culturally relevant programming for 8-12th grade students and their parents, Juntos is designed to provide families with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out of high school, and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college.

 

Juntos started in 2007 at North Carolina State University (NCSU). In 2012 Oregon State University brought the program to Oregon communities and Latino families to come together as a support group especially designed to motivate students to continue their education after graduating from High School.

To date, our sites boast 100% high school graduation rates and 100% post- secondary access. Currently, with help from the Ford Family Foundation, we are able to increase our expansion to new schools in Central and Coastal Oregon, and prospective additional regions in 2016 and 2017.

The current Juntos program includes:

  • Curriculum: 6-weeks workshop series with family involvement
  • Family follow-up sessions: monthly workshops, events and activities
  • Afterschool Clubs: Academic success, community service, college applications, financial aid, leadership development, and cultural activities.
  • College visits: summer camps and college/program connections. 

En Español

Juntos convoca a la comunidad para llevar a los estudiantes de 8 a 12 grado y a sus familias un programa culturalmente relevante. Está diseñado para empoderar a las familias a través del conocimiento, habilidades y recursos no sólo para prevenir que los jóvenes abandonen la escuela si no también para motivar a las familias a trabajar juntas por el camino a la universidad.

Actualmente Juntos trabaja con 4 componentes:

  • Currículo: para las familias 6 sesiones de tipo taller.
  • Seguimiento al proceso familiar con reuniones: eventos y actividades mensuales.
  • Clubes después de la escuela: clubes de estudio, servicio comunitario, aplicaciones a becas y universidades, actividades de liderazgo y culturales
  • Visita a las universidades: campamentos y programas de conexión con las universidades.

 

Click here to view a list of the Juntos coordinators by region!