Juntos Facilitator Training

Are you interested in helping students succeed in school and increasing the number of Latino youth going to college?  Consider bringing Juntos to your community to help:

  • prevent school dropouts
  • promote students access to higher education
  • increase parental involvement

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a two day facilitator training to prepare individuals to implement the Juntos (Together for a Better Education) program in their community.

As of January 2014, 43 facilitators have been trained. Iowa communities involved in the Juntos program include: Columbus Junction, Muscatine, Waterloo, Mt. Pleasant, Des Moines, Council Bluffs, and Perry.

Who should attend

A community team with representation from schools, community agencies, non-profit, religious and outreach organizations. Teams should include an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member and at least two people from a community are required to participate in the training, one individual needs to be bi-lingual in Spanish and English.

Cost

$200 per person includes facilitator curriculum, refreshments, and meals. Individuals are responsible for their own transportation to and from the hotel.

Upcoming training

Date: March 26 and 27, 2014
Location: Urbandale, Iowa
Download the training brochure for more information.

Date: May 1 and 2, 2014
Location: Denison, Iowa
Download the training brochure for more information.

Contact a member of the Juntos leadership team for more information about additional training opportunities.

Program goals

  • Help youth choose to graduate from high school and seek higher education.
  • Heighten family awareness that college attendance is a realistic goal.
  • Improve levels of positive communication between parents, youth, and school staff.
  • Help parents and youth understand the requirements for graduation and success in the U.S. high school system.
  • Heighten family awareness of options for financing college expenses in the U.S.
  • Increase youth’s skills and knowledge of the college application process.
  • Increase families’ sense of empowerment to advocate and work to improve their schools.
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