Disconnection, gang activities, and negative police contact among Latino youth are a great concern to public safety and the future of a generation of young Latinos. Centro Hispano is a leader in fighting negative behavior as well as giving youth real alternatives and resources to provide themselves with a better future. The Juventud Program in the middle schools allows youth to explore their cultural identity and build self-esteem while providing academic support. The Escalera Program in the high schools works with students focusing on career awareness and preparation for life after high school. Finally, our program Nuestras Voces works with Latina youth to develop leadership through discussions and workshops on female issues. Through our youth programs, Centro Hispano hopes to create a better life for young Latinos and in doing so, better the future of the Latino community of Madison.
CENTRO HISPANO YOUTH PROGRAMS: