“As a first-generation college student, I don’t have anyone to talk to about college. Being in Orgullo Latinx Pride, I can ask questions of my mentors who have been through the college process and that extra support helps me prepare for college.” ~ O., 11th grader
Our youth group, Orgullo Latinx Pride, empowers Latinx high school students to excel in school, pursue a higher education, expand their horizons and become involved in the community. We work with youth from 9th to 12th grades from Jordan Mathews High School in Siler City.
Most of our youth will be the first members of their families to attend college! They need extra support and encouragement to apply for college, loans and grants. We help them through the entire college application process and take them on guided college tours. For most, our college field trips are the first time that they visited a college campus.
Last year, our youth participated in 38 weekly meetings, 14 weekly tutoring sessions, 22 field trips, 5 trainings, and 12 volunteer service projects. Together, they contributed 740 hours of volunteer service in our community! They make us proud every day!
We organized 8 college tours in 2018 and 2019! Scroll above for a few pictures, more can be found on Facebook
Thank you for helping our youth pursue their dreams!
You can contribute to our efforts with a gift to our Show the Love Campaign.
Our goal is to raise $14,000 by Valentine’s Day. Mil gracias!