The Center for Latino Progress has formalized its youth programming under the FUTUROS name. FUTUROS combines curriculums, services, STEM (bike mechanics), and activities that provide youth with a well-rounded foundation and view of what it means to be prepared to enter the workforce, as well as focus and embark on a college experience. It includes cultural exploration to ensure youth broaden their interests and skill sets in order to facilitate success no matter which path they choose.
Learn about the program highlights by watching these videos:
FUTUROS includes BiCi Co.’s Earn A Bike program.
A multi-class bicycle course for youth and teens between ages 14 and 19. Class sizes will be between 8-12 youth and include:
FUTUROS encompasses research-based programs and our community assessment of our youth needs. The scope of services may include effective evidence-based curriculums such provided by both NCLR’s ESCALERA program, Capital Workforce Partners’ Career Competencies and Crear Futuros from Hispanic Federation.
FUTUROS participants are part of the Líderes Network. This network operates at a national level and link 6,000 young leaders in 39 states. They will meet at the NCLR Conference in Orlando, Florida 2016.
FUTUROS targets youth who face obstacles that might otherwise prevent them from being able to achieve their life goals, such as having a limited proficiency in English, coming from a working poor family, previous poor academic performance, being the first in the family to attend college, and having juvenile records or issues with legalization status.
The program has a Module-Based curriculum focused on:
The Capital Workforce Partners’ Career Competencies curriculum emphasizes:
After school youth programming aims to provide juniors and seniors meaningful exposure to the private sector workplace through initiatives such as: career exploration days, job shadowing opportunities, field trips and company tours, internships and pre-apprenticeships, and job readiness/career competency training. Learn more
It provides intensive skills training, career exploration, and job readiness opportunities to youth, empowering them to overcome destructive cycles of poverty and experience future success in the workforce.
The SYELP is a tier structured 5-6 week, summer “work and learn” experience in July and August designed for students between 8th – 12th grades. Students are trained using the Capital Workforce Partners Career Competencies System.
Apply here for SYELP 2017 Remember to select the Center for Latino Progress as your place to work.