Juntos (pronounced “Who-n-toes”) means “Together” in Spanish and works to unite community partners to provide Latino students grades 8-12th and their parents with knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and broaden post-secondary career and academic opportunities. Two school districts in Washington currently partner with WSU to create the JUNTOS program: Nooksack Valley School District in Whatcom County, and Wenatchee School District in Chelan County.
Juntos trabaja para unir a los socios de la comunidad para poder proveer a estudiantes Latinos de 8º a 12º grado estudiantes y a sus padres con el conocimiento, las habilidades y los recursos necesarios para prevenir que los jóvenes abandonen la escuela y para animar a las familias a que trabajemos juntos para poder conseguir acceso a la Universidad. Actualmente, dos distritos escolares en Washington se asocian con WSU para crear el programa JUNTOS: el distrito escolar de Nooksack Valley en el condado de Whatcom y el distrito escolar de Wenatchee en el condado de Chelan.
About the program
The WSU 4-H JUNTOS program is part of a national effort initiated by North Carolina State University. The JUNTOS program in Washington State is currently being funded by two long term grants: the Children Youth and Families at Risk Community Sustainability project grant (CYFAR-CSP) and the AFRI ____________.
The CYFAR CSP grant is partner funded through University of Idaho, and has four targeted pilot sites: Whatcom County, Washington, Chelan County. Washington, in partnership with Washington State University Extension, and Canyon County, Idaho and the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in partnership with University of Idaho, Extension. (The Couer d’Alene Reservation site is currently adapting the Juntos model for indigenous/tribal audiences.)
Help Latino students and their families gain knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and broaden post-secondary career and academic opportunities.
Our Four Components
The Juntos Program is an intensive long-term program made up of four components:
Juntos Family Engagement via a 6-week workshop series and other family nights and family events
Juntos 4-H Clubs with a focus on tutoring, public speaking, life skills, and community service
Monthly One-On-One Success Coaching and/or Mentoring by an adult who monitors academic progress and coaches them to achieve their academic goals
Juntos Summer Programming that includes the Juntos Summer Academy, which is a week long experience at NC State University, and other local 4-H opportunities.
Increase family engagement that leads to students’ educational success
Increase the sense of belonging among Latino students and families in their schools and communities
Increase Latino student success by improving student attendance and grades, and achieving high school graduation
Increase the percentage of Latino students attending higher education