An innovative youth development program helping Latina girls develop their leadership potential, build strong cultural identity, adapt healthy lifestyles, and achieve academic success.
The first program of its kind in Oregon, Adelante Chicas partners with local public schools and over 200 local families each year to offer after school programming, leadership and community service opportunities for Latina youth.
On a particular day, Adelante Chicas might go on a field trip to learn about using GPS navigators; gather after school to share concerns about social and academic challenges; or hear a presentation from a guest speaker on their future career opportunities. Our long-term goal is to facilitate the Journey to College.
Adelante Chicas is currently offered to girls 3rd-12th grade in the Forest Grove School District and in Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro.
Summer 2012 Updates: The Adelante Chicas are gearing up for their annual summer Capstone camps. Learn more about the Camps here.
Check out the photo gallery to learn more about the Adelante Chicas participants.
Visit our Donate page to learn about supporting the Adelante Chicas program.
Find more information about getting involved with the Adelante Chicas program on our Volunteer page.
For current Adelante Chicas Volunteers: