Adelante Chicas is the first program of its kind in Oregon to provide a comprehensive and proactive approach to empower Latina girls.
We are committed to see improved measurable results on issues including: educational commitment and aspirations, community and school involvement, peer relations, and positive cultural identity.
Adelante Chicas: o Supports young Latinas to preserve, foster, and share their cultural heritage o Promotes healthy lifestyles and options for positive futures o Builds community through leadership development and intergenerational support networks o Motivates participants to explore innovative ideas for ecological awareness and advocacy
Adelante Chicas is reaching girls ages 9 to 16 through non-traditional, bilingual afterschool programming, leadership opportunities, and community involvement.
We work in partnership with the families of participating girls to strengthen the Chicas’ foundation; positive cultural identity. Adelante Chicas contributes to the holistic education and empowerment of young Latinas and their families.
My Vision for the Future
Our vision is to strengthen communities by developing local leadership.