Latinitas is a non-profit organization that enables young Latinas to achieve personal and academic success through media and technology outreach thereby addressing the critical state of Latina girls today. While Latina girls ages 12 to 17 are the largest group of minority girls in the country, they are more likely than their non-Hispanic peers to face the four most serious threats to achieving success: depression, pregnancy, substance abuse and becoming a high school drop out. The solution lies in empowering these young Latinas, strengthening their confidence and expanding their opportunities. With a variety of enriching experiences, Latinitas discover their voice and develop media skills while building a solid foundation for their future.
Why did we start Latinitas? Because…
Latinitas need a medium that meets their needs and interests and speaks their language
Latinitas want to learn about their culture and history
Latinitas should be exposed to Latina role models
Latinitas need to hear the message that they are important and that they can succeed
Latinitas face challenges that must be addressed
Latinitas deserve to see their experiences reflected honestly and accurately.