Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County provides Hispanic youth and family caregivers with opportunities that INSPIRE and MOTIVATE to ensure Hispanic students SUCCEED academically.
Youth programs and family sessions are designed to be inclusive and empowering to Hispanic community in positively impacting Hispanic student school engagement, academic performance outcomes, and providing a solid base for a future of life success.
Students are provided academic support, career exploration, and an opportunity to build leadership skills with a Hispanic community social service project. Students in grades 5 through 12 are invited to participate. Family caregivers need to be more intensely engaged and included in the educational process. Sessions provided will be conducted in Spanish including information from pre-K testing and program enrollment through middle school, high school, and post-secondary decision making.
Hispanic Outreach has helped me so much throughout my high school year. We have tutors who know what they’re doing afterschool that help us with homework. I’m very thankful to them and I hope that this program continues to motivate people to do better in school.
Our Youth and Family Program makes a significant difference to students
“I am passionate about science and math. It’s amazing to work with numbers: they’re not as ambiguous as words. Crucial to my success in such classes in High School was having the devoted help of skilled tutors through the Youth and Family Program. The benefits of getting a second run through the material, of asking questions, and the one-on-one interaction and openness for discussion made me enjoy my most difficult classes. All thanks to Hispanic Outreach” (Former Youth and Family Program student, now employed and in college)
“I didn’t think I could make it in college. HO gave me the support I needed to be successful. They helped me navigate the college system and helped my parents be involved in the process. I’m the first in my family to go into college and will encourage my siblings to do the same thing.” (Former Youth and Family Program student)
“I was a very troubled kid at staying caught up with my homework and understanding subjects. After joining the program in 9th grade my grades went up and I started understanding things better. I’m in my first year of college now. I want to get a job – not just working in a factory, but a professional job.”
*and occasionally other immigrants, as needed
The Hispanic Outreach tutoring program has helped me so much in the course of time that I’ve been there with going on yearly college visits like the U of M and River Falls. Going on the camp’s tour definitely gave me a good insight if I wanted to go or not. Also we get college presentations, for example South East Technical from our hometown came and presented and gave me the idea to start enrolling in PSEO and I’m in my second year in PSEO right now.
I was a very troubled kid at staying caught up with my homework and understanding subjects. After joining the program in 9th grade my grades went up and I started understanding things better. I’m on my first year of college now and I still get help with homework. I want to get a job, not just working in a factory, but a professional job. For anybody helping the program, you should think, you’re not just helping a program, but you’re helping people.