The main goal of this program is to expose Latino youth to the power they have in their communities and how they can become positive change agents in our society. In 2019, the program coordinated its second “Latins in Action” community event (free and open to the public) that took place on September 21stat Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. In addition to music, dancing, and art, we had several tables with resources for event attendees, including information from the MN Council on Latino Affairs, a table with representatives from the U of M who were conducting a family research study, the Office of Multicultural Services of Hennepin Country, and a table for the U.S. Census, who were recruiting census takers. Event attendees were able to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from this diverse group of organizations. There was also a presentation in Spanish about the Advocates for Human Rights organization (specifically on immigrants’ rights and human/labor trafficking). This was a very fun and informative event not only for the youth but for the families and the community members who participated

Highlights of our 2019 Latino Power Youth Summer Program are shared in our 2019 Annual Report

https://laoportunidadinc.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/2019ar.pdf

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