Latinas Al Exito Exito: Latino Girls Towards Success

The Latinas Al Éxito (AÉ) pilot program for 8th grade Marshalltown Latinas has expanded across the state of Iowa, now serving 6th-12th grade girls, boys, and parents. Tama and Belmond will continue as gender specific programs focused on the empowerment of girls. AÉ curriculum builds a foundation for educational success including Cultural Celebration, Academic Achievement, Leadership Skills, Civic Engagement, and Healthy Relationships. IWF funding will support the hire of a local Latina leader to manage and facilitate weekly After School programs, provide academic support and enhancement opportunities, and serve/develop as a community leader.