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:
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
The most recent Juntos Family Day in 2019, on campus
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.
Read the 2019-2021 Juntos Annual Report
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