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JUNTOS

Juntos works to em­power Latinx students and families in Oregon around education


Juntos
Para Una Mejor Educación Program (Together for a Better Education)
works to empower Latinx students and families around education. Juntos means “together” in Spanish, which reflects the program’s core values of engaging the entire family and school partners in the students’ educational goals.

Juntos is a multi-component program intentionally designed to transform pathways to higher education for Latinx youth and their families by bringing the participants and educational institutions together. Juntos is unique among college access programs because it engages the entire family with a strong emphasis on cultural responsiveness, while minimizing barriers to participation. Juntos program components include:

  • A six-week family High School and Middle School workshop series 
  • Family nights addressing academic, cultural, and social topics
  • College visits and college access programming
  • Student clubs, mentoring and advising for youth
  • Participation summer camps
  • Juntos Family Day at Oregon State University
  • Somos Latinx
  • Juntos Afuera
  • And more!

Juntos, originally developed at North Carolina State University, was brought to Oregon in 2012 by OSU Open Campus. Madras, located in Central Oregon’s Jefferson County, was the first community to implement the program. 

The first Juntos Cohort in 2012 from Madras, OR

 

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The most recent Juntos Family Day in 2019, on campus

 

Juntos Family Day Video

 

34 Communities Across 20 Counties

 

Juntos Map

 
 
 
"I was introduced to the Juntos program back in 8th grade… The Juntos Program has had a tremendous impact on my life… Not only was I given a roadmap for my high school career, my parents also received insight into what the journey to college entails and they became super supportive of me and became my number one fans. The Juntos Club at that high school gave me plenty of resources to support me in any way I needed, and surrounded me with similarly-motivated students… I would highly recommend every student to participate in the Juntos Program." Juntos student Participant

 

    

Juntos Reports 

In an effort to meet the goals of Juntos to increase high school graduation rates and post secondary education access, we collect and report data on the outcomes and experiences of the participants. Since its establishment at OSU in 2012, Juntos has served more than 5500 6-12th graders and their families.

90+% High School Graduation

and College-going Rate

Juntos Annual Report coming soon!

    

    

Juntos Program Coordinators

Find your Juntos Coordinator here!

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Gina Galaviz Yap
Gina Galaviz-Yap

Statewide Juntos Director
Cell: 541-720-0428

gina.galavizyap@oregonstate.edu 

 

Thank you to our featured funders!

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The Lake Foundation

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