Latina Achievers in Search of Success (LASOS) engages sixth grade Latina girls and their mothers in an educational after school program which focuses on self exploration, personal development, cultural enrichment, early college awareness and career exploration.
The program enlists the assistance of area Latina professionals who serve as mentors to the daughter-mother dyad.
Through educational workshops participants learn about themselves; their uniqueness, their culture, their values, their bodies.
The girls learn how to build stronger relationships with their mothers and friends and how to build new relationships with their mentors. Participants are also exposed to the value of education and how college access and the professional world can greatly impact their economic future.