Juntos (pronounced “Who-n-toes”) means “Together” in Spanish and works to unite community partners to provide Latino 8-12th grade students and their parents with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college.

Research shows that Latino youth are at greatest risk for dropping out of school between the 9th and 10th grades. The Juntos program reduces this risk by bringing together cohorts of  youth to support each other for three to five years as they enter high school and prepare together for higher education. The multifaceted partnerships between Extension Educators, school and college administrators and staff, and other community volunteers are what make the Juntos program a sustainable success in many communities across the U.S.

 

Juntos Wisconsin Status Report ~ Spring 2021

 

 

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