The Juntos 4-H Program empowers Latino youth at the 8th-grade level to support each other throughout high school and as they prepare to enter higher education. The program offers four components designed to create a supportive environment in which students can develop life skills, learning skills, and literacy skills for the 21st century.
Family Engagement Workshop series and family nights
4-H Clubs Academics, mentoring, life-skill activities, and community service
One-on-One Coaching & Mentoring Provided by an adult who helps youth achieve their academic goals
Summer Programming Summer academy and local 4-H programming
In 4‑H programs, kids and youth complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has had a significant impact on all levels of education. Many of us have had to make tough decisions on the fly, canceling in-person programs, and most importantly helping our students and families transition to a virtual learning setting in a matter of days. Thus, face-to-face programming pivoted to an online paradigm shift.
Are you a Latino student 8-12th grade and would like to join Juntos 4-H, click Registration.
"Juntos" has been very informative to us as a family, much more informative to our son. He already knows areas where must focus, what he has to practice, what is coming, and what he is going to have to do. Thank you for this program, it is incredibly good for us as parents who are involved."
Villafuerte Family, Morton West High
"I’ve learned many things from being in the Juntos 4-H program. I’ve learned things such as programming, being able to communicate and being able to be a good leader. I’ve participated in events such as Game Designers and I’ve learned many more things as well.”
Student – Gerardo Mondragon, Bremen High School
"During my time with Juntos, I have learned how to be a leader, work and collaborate with others, and gained organizational skills."
Student- Edgar Jaime, Oak Forest High School