ready-for-life youth initiative

by Bienestar

Summary

We are helping children of immigrants improve academic performance, have food, clothes, structured activities and brighter futures than their parents, whose average education level is 6th grade.
$390
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Children of farm workers and immigrants have less academic success, especially Hispanic children, who represent 98% of the people we serve. The average income for a family of 4 at Bienestar is less than $40,000, and most parents are monolingual in Spanish with an average education level of 6th grade. Without interventions, these children are doomed to a life of poverty. We provide homes and services for approximately 1800 children.

Solution

Through pre and post testing, we have demonstrated that our programs for children improve academic performance. Fewer children are joining gangs and dropping out of school.

Long-Term Impact

If we are able to successfully intervene in the lives of these second generation immigrant children so that they stay in school, go on to post-secondary education, get good jobs, become Hispanic leaders, we are helping the entire community. 1800 kid

Resources

http:/​/​www.bienestar-or.org

Organization Information

Bienestar

Location: Hillsboro, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.bienestar-or.org
Bienestar
Project Leader:
Karen Shawcross
Hillsboro, Oregon United States

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