Here are eight more options for mentorship programs and organizations to consider volunteering or working at. All of these admirable groups help girls and women of color lift themselves up and grow as powerful individuals and community members.
Las Latinitas in Texas, New Mexico, and Massachusetts
Las Latinitas is an organization that equips young Latinas from 11 years old to high school to use media and technology in diverse ways to express themselves. The platform LatinitasMagazine.org was the first digital magazine they created. The organization offers camps, after-school programs, mentoring, and workshops to build confidence through these mediums. Get involved here.
Latin American Association in Atlanta, GA
Doing great work since 1972, the Latin American Association focuses on the Latino immigrant community in the metro Atlanta area through a bilingual staff by providing the tools they need to thrive in their daily lives. From emergency relief services, immigration legal services, ESL workshops to academic support for Latino students, the organization does it all. LAA has several youth programs including the High School Mentoring Program.
Latin American Youth Center in Washington, D.C.
Founded in the 1960s, the Latin American Youth Center grew from a recreation center to making youth from low-income households more powerful individuals by providing resources and innovative programs. The center’s initiatives are rooted in improving fundamentals such as academics and education in the areas of health and wellness. Here are ways to become involved.