Working with Latinx Youth and Families
by Youth Thrive
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Working with Latinx Youth and Families: How to Overcome Systemic/Societal Barriers & Create Lasting and Engaging Opportunities through an Assets-Based Framework
The Latinx community is growing at an unprecedented rate in North Carolina, now more than ever, it is crucial for professionals to understand best practices when working with Latinx students and families. This webinar will provide an overview of systemic and societal barriers through an advocacy lens. An assets-based framework will challenge participants to formulate engagement opportunities that are sustainable and efficient. Please join us! Together, we will create a safe space to ask questions, debunk stereotypes, and create a blueprint for a better system to support our Latinx families.
Our presenter is Iliana Santillan, the People Power Director at Poder NC Action. She has been an immigrant rights activist in North Carolina for 16 years. She started her career as an ESL teacher in Sanford, NC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Meredith College in Education K-12 ESL/Spanish, and a Master’s Degree in Family Life and Youth Development from NCSU. She loves working with youth and is passionate about working with rural communities.