El Paso Program Bulletin December 2014

GIRL POWER ACADEMY
Latinitas is recruiting girls in grades 4-8th for our Girl Power workshop series. Girls will meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year to hear inspirational guest speakers, participate in hands-on workshops, meet role models, build confidence, express themselves creatively and discuss girl power topics. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options.

To successfully complete the program and receive a diploma of completion, girls must attend at least 5 workshops and complete at least 5 hours of community service.
  • BUSINESS CHICA (December 13) connect girls with leaders
  • HEALTHY CHICA – (January 31) promotes health & wellness
  • COLLEGE CHICA – (February 21) prepares girls for higher education
  • WOMEN’S DAY – (March 7) helps girls learn about women leaders
  • GIRL POWER FEST – (April) promotes confidence and leadership

Membership for the program is $25 and includes workshops and supplies. To reserve your spot, register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-power-academy-tickets-13079668641

BUSINESS CHICA
December 13 from 10am-3pm
Southwest University

Girls ages 10-17 are invited to discover their entrepreneurial spirit and to prepare as the leaders of the 21st Century at the Business Chica Conference. Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training, learn about entrepreneurship and foster work-readiness skills. Girls will be able to work in teams to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas, create a business plan and design their own marketing campaign. The workshop fee is $10 and includes lunch. TO RSVP ONLINE, visit

http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

To pay online at:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-chica-tickets-13079967535
For more information, contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 915.219.8554.

HEALTHY CHICA WORKSHOP
January 31 from 10am-3pm
El Paso First
Girls ages 10-17 are invited to join us for a day of girl power featuring inspirational guest speakers and hands-on workshops promoting healthy choices, wellness and confidence. Girls will have an opportunity to participate in a yoga workshop, session on healthy eating, dance lesson and fitness activities. Join us for creative expression activities that will help girls de-stress, relax and rejuvenate. This workshop is hosted in partnership with El Paso First Health Plans. To pre-register, visit: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

For more information, please contact Latinitas at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

COLLEGE CHICA WORKSHOP
February 21 from 10am-2pm

UTEP

Girls are invited to discover the importance of college and get an insider’s view of college life in the Latinitas College Chica workshop. Girls will have an opportunity to tour the UTEP campus, meet college student mentors, attend workshops on the importance of education and participate in activities to start preparing for college. This workshop is co-hosted by Latinitas and the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement.To pre-register, visit: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

For more information, please contact Latinitas at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

ABOUT LATINITAS

Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowering Latina youth through media and technology. This grassroots coalition of women leaders provides enrichment programs focused on helping Hispanic girls build confidence through creative expression.We encourage local girls to express themselves and foster a positive self-esteem through multimedia enrichment lessons on writing, arts & crafts, photography, filmmaking and radio production. By hosting educational outreach workshops, internships, camps, conferences, retreats and after-school programs, we connect girls with positive mentors who encourage them to build their self-esteem, confidence, cultural pride, body image, leadership skills, academic skills, efficacy and resiliency to at-risk behavior. Girls in our programs publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Our youth-produced on-line magazine is focused on informing, entertaining and inspiring young Latinas to succeed. If you are interested in contributing, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

El Paso Program Bulletin October 2014

GIRL POWER ACADEMY
Latinitas is recruiting girls in grades 4-8th for our Girl Power workshop series. Girls will meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year to hear inspirational guest speakers, participate in hands-on workshops, meet role models, build confidence, express themselves creatively and discuss girl power topics. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options. To successfully complete the program and receive a diploma of completion, girls must attend at least 5 workshops and complete at least 5 hours of community service.
  • AIM HIGH (November 1) fosters career exploration
  • BUSINESS CHICA (December 13) connect girls with leaders
  • HEALTHY CHICA – (January 31) promotes health & wellness
  • COLLEGE CHICA – (February) prepares girls for higher education
  • WOMEN’S DAY – (March 7) helps girls learn about women leaders
  • GIRL POWER FEST – (April) promotes confidence and leadership

Membership for the program is $25 and includes workshops and supplies. To reserve your spot, register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-power-academy-tickets-13079668641

AIM HIGH WORKSHOP
November 1 from 10am-2pm
7000 Edgemere
The Aim High Conference is geared toward encouraging pre-teen and teen girls ages 9-17 to aim high and dream big by setting high goals for themselves, achieving in academic realms and exploring professional opportunities for their future success. Girls are invited to imagine their future career and meet role models. Workshops are led by professional women who are excited about sharing their careers with participants. The presenters will place a strong emphasis on careers where women are underrepresented such as science, technology, engineering and math. Aim High features unique hands-on workshops, activities and inspiring guest speakers. Aim High Conference is hosted by Latinitas and the American Association of University Women. To pre-register, visit: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration
For more information, please contact Latinitas at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

BUSINESS CHICA
December 13 from 10am-3pm
Southwest University

Girls ages 10-17 are invited to discover their entrepreneurial spirit and to prepare as the leaders of the 21st Century at the Business Chica Conference. Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training, learn about entrepreneurship and foster work-readiness skills. Girls will be able to work in teams to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas, create a business plan and design their own marketing campaign. The workshop fee is $10 and includes lunch. To register, sign up online at:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-chica-tickets-13079967535
For more information, contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 915.219.8554.

NOMINATE A YOUNG LATINA LEADER

Latinitas is accepting nominations of outstanding Latina leaders for a magazine feature. Young Latinas are paving the way as community leaders, activists and volunteers. We are looking for 20 Latinitas under 20 who are getting involved, acting as leaders and creating positive change. To nominate a young leader, click here.

ABOUT LATINITAS

Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowering Latina youth through media and technology. This grassroots coalition of women leaders provides enrichment programs focused on helping Hispanic girls build confidence through creative expression.We encourage local girls to express themselves and foster a positive self-esteem through multimedia enrichment lessons on writing, arts & crafts, photography, filmmaking and radio production. By hosting educational outreach workshops, internships, camps, conferences, retreats and after-school programs, we connect girls with positive mentors who encourage them to build their self-esteem, confidence, cultural pride, body image, leadership skills, academic skills, efficacy and resiliency to at-risk behavior. Girls in our programs publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Our youth-produced on-line magazine is focused on informing, entertaining and inspiring young Latinas to succeed. If you are interested in contributing, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

El Paso October 2014 ENEWSLETTER

2014-2015 Girl Power Academy

Latinitas is recruiting girls in grades 5-8th for our Girl Power workshop series. Girls will meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year to hear inspirational guest speakers, participate in hands-on workshops, meet role models, build confidence, express themselves creatively and discuss girl power topics. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options.

 

Requirements: To successfully complete the program and receive a diploma of completion, girls must attend at least 5 of the 7 scheduled workshops and complete at least 5 hours of community service. The program runs October through April 2015 and includes 7 workshops as well as additional community service opportunities and cultural celebrations during the school year.
Schedule: 

FALL & WINTER 2014

  • DAY OF THE GIRL – (October 10 from 4:30-7pm and October 11 from 10:30-12pm at 2000 Texas Ave.) promotes girl empowerment, boosts girls self-esteem, celebrates cultural heritage & encourages girls to express themselves creatively
  • AIM HIGH (November) fosters career exploration and connect girls to role models in various careers to help girls feel prepared for the workforce of the 21st century.
  • BUSINESS CHICA (December) connect girls with role models and inspiring leaders in the business realm

SPRING 2015

  • HEALTHY CHICA – (January) promotes health & wellness
  • COLLEGE CHICA – (February) prepares girls for higher education.
  • WOMEN’S DAY – (March 7) helps girls learn about women leaders
  • GIRL POWER FEST – (April) promotes confidence and leadership

Membership for the program is $25 for the year-long program and includes workshops and supplies. To reserve your spot, register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-power-academy-tickets-13079668641

DAY OF THE GIRL FESTIVAL

October 10 from 4:30-7pm

Cafe Mayapan (2000 Texas Ave)

To celebrate girls in our community, the Day of the Girl Festival will focus on empowering girls and raising awareness of important issues affecting girls along the borderland. The rally will include musical entertainment, dance performances, interactive booths, art exhibits, poetry readings, theater performances, art & craft projects, games, prizes, speakers, and informational booths about organizations helping girls and women. The International Day of the Girl Child was established by the UN to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world. It’s a day when groups come together under the same goal to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere. Admission to this family-friendly event is free.

SUMMER INTERN SPOTLIGHT

Thank you to our dedicated summer interns who shared their time and talents to help empower Latina youth and make an impact in girl’s lives.   

Victoria Navarro – Editorial Intern

Sophomore, Princeton University  

Major: Chemistry, Minor:Latino Studies

“I’ve taken a deep interest in Latino Studies while at college this past year and have always been passionate about expression through writing. I would like to share stories I think would be helpful to young girls, and share some of my own experiences in applying to colleges/scholarships. The mission of the magazine, such as empowering young girls through multimedia and letting their voice be heard, is something I admire and would like to be a part of contributing to these goals.”

Christy Gutierrez – Video Production Intern

Senior, Texas Tech University – Advertising Major

“I love my city, love the idea of empowering young women and am extremely passionate about video producing. Latinitas is an established organization whose beliefs and mission coincide with my own and I’d love to help out where I can. Latinitas allows me the opportunity to build my portfolio for a great cause and use my talents to build strong relationships with the younger girls.”

 

Jacqueline Ramos – Graphic Design Intern

Junior, UTEP – Graphic Design Major

“The fact that Latinitas strives to help young Latinas to teach one another and make their community a better place is inspiring. I want to be able to gain satisfaction of helping my community in the best way that I know how, and at the same time learn from others.” 

NOMINATE A YOUNG LATINA LEADER

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Latinitas is accepting nominations of outstanding Latina leaders across the country for a magazine feature. Young Latinas are paving the way as community leaders, activists and volunteers. We are looking for 20 Latinitas under 20 who are getting involved, acting as leaders and creating positive change. To nominate a young leader, click here.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ESSAY CONTEST

Latinitas Magazine is sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest for pre-teen and teen girls ages 9 to 18. The winner of the contest will win a back pack with prizes as well as having their winning work published in our magazine. Students are asked to write an essay between 300-750 words describing their favorite cultural tradition or sharing why they are proud of their heritage. Submissions are due on October 15. You may e-mail submissions at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com, or submit electronically: http://laslatinitas.com/reporteritas-submission

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT – CAMP YOUTH LEADERS
The Latinitas team would like to extend our deep appreciation to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped make our summer camps a success. A few Latinitas shared their experience as volunteer teen leaders to help motivate and encourage younger girls.

“I think it is a great opportunity for me to do something good for other girls like me. It helps give me a sense of pride for giving my time and I hope to make a difference.” Hope Ayala, high school freshman.

 

“I want to participate in Latinitas because I really like the mission. I believe that being there for these young girls can mean so much to them. Being there to help each girl with their personal life can be very fulfilling to both them and me. I feel I can really relate to these young girls seeing as I am one myself and can really be there for them.” Lillian Macias , EPCC Early College

 

“It would be an honor to participate in an internship with Latinitas because of the fact that it concentrates on promoting girl empowerment. I truly believe it is a unique and valuable opportunity to get involved in my community with real life experience and make a difference. Latinitas helps me gain the training, knowledge and familiarity of an actual experience in being able to better help the Latin America females of our future.” – Joella Methola, sophomore,  Northwest EPCC

MUJERES MAKING A DIFFERENCE

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), the Latina List is accepting nominations of Latina leaders who are making an impact in the border community of the greater El Paso area. The Mujeres Making a Difference Awards give well-deserved recognition to Hispanic women who have made significant contributions to the empowerment and well being of the El Paso community. Latinitas, El Paso’s leading Hispanic young women’s empowerment organization, will recognize the leadership achievements of Hispanic women who have served the El Paso Community. Leaders will be awarded for their achievements within their respective professions and service to the community. Deadlines for Nominations are October 15th. Submit a nomination online: http://laslatinitas.com/latina-list

Tejano Tribune Feature

5b274f_11871206e56d4a658a78ff0249e0571d.png_srz_p_656_195_75_22_0.50_1.20_0TEJANO TRIBUNE – Students support event focused on women’s rights
October 22, 2014
Stephanie Guzman / Tejano Tribune

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Ballet Folklorico Flor y Canto performing at Day of the Girl Festival.

For the first time in El Paso, college women from EPCC, along with local organizations such as Latinitas and LULAC, got together to organize the Day of the Girl Festival on Oct. 11.“We have several EPCC students that volunteered with us for this event,” said Alicia Rascon, Latinitas executive director.

“We collaborated a lot with the Service Learning department.”

“It focuses on bringing awareness of issues affecting girls.”

The purpose of the festival was also to highlight resources for girls and to promote community activities.

It helped some EPCC students on their college courses by giving them extra credit and some experience.

“I needed extra credit in two of my courses and that is why I volunteered,” said EPCC student, Marisela Ramirez.

 

“It is helpful because it will help me raise my grade and besides, you get to help out the community.”

 

The festival included musical entertainment, dance performances and interactive activities.

 

Hispanic girls are on the top numbers of high school dropouts and the festival was made to give the community the awareness of what’s happening with girls in El Paso and EPCC.

 

“Equality is very important, it is important that all children have equal access and equal opportunities,” Rascon said.

 

“Right now, we are not necessarily guaranteeing that for a lot of girls.”

 

Girls from El Paso were offered the opportunity to speak up on various issues.

 

“There are parts of the world where girls are just not allowed to have any education at all,” Rascon said.

 

“I think it is important to take a stand against that.”

 

El Paso Program Bulletin September 2014

FALL 2014 PROGRAMS

2014-2015 Girl Power Academy

Latinitas is recruiting girls in grades 5-8th for our Girl Power workshop series. Girls will meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year to hear inspirational guest speakers, participate in hands-on workshops, meet role models, build confidence, express themselves creatively and discuss girl power topics. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options.Requirements: To successfully complete the program and receive a diploma of completion, girls must attend at least 5 of the 7 scheduled workshops and complete at least 5 hours of community service. The program runs October through April 2015 and includes 7 workshops as well as additional community service opportunities and cultural celebrations during the school year.
Schedule: FALL & WINTER 2014

  • DAY OF THE GIRL – (October) promotes girl empowerment, boosts girls self-esteem, celebrates cultural heritage & encourages girls to express themselves creatively
  • AIM HIGH (November) fosters career exploration and connect girls to role models in various careers to help girls feel prepared for the workforce of the 21st century.
  • BUSINESS CHICA (December) connect girls with role models and inspiring leaders in the business realm

SPRING 2015

  • HEALTHY CHICA – (January) promotes health & wellness
  • COLLEGE CHICA – (February) prepares girls for higher education.
  • WOMEN’S DAY – (March 7) helps girls learn about women leaders
  • GIRL POWER FEST – (April) promotes confidence and leadership

Membership for the program is $25 for the year-long program and includes workshops and supplies. To reserve your spot, register online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-power-academy-tickets-13079668641

TEEN LEADERS WANTED FOR GIRL POWER ACADEMY

High school girls are invited to take on a leadership role in the Girl Power Academy. Teen Leaders will serve as a youth advisory board, help with recruitment and promotion, aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders. To successfully complete the Teen Leader program and receive a diploma of completion, teens must participate in at least 5 events and complete at least 10 hours of community service.The program runs October through April 2015 and includes 7 workshops as well as additional community service opportunities and cultural celebrations. If you are interested in helping, please email latinitasep@gmail.com or call 915.219.8554. Complete our online volunteer application at: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

100 THOUSAND POETS & ARTISTS

September 27 from 6-8pm
Cafe Mayapan (2000 Texas Ave).
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
At this celebration of art, dance, music and poetry, volunteers are need to aid Latinitas with hosting an informational table and assisting with art and poetry activities for children. To sign up to volunteer, contact latinitasep@gmail.com or 219.8554.

DAY OF THE GIRL FESTIVAL

October 10 from 4:30-7pm & October 11 from 10am-12:30pm

Cafe Mayapan (2000 Texas Ave)

To celebrate girls in our community, the Day of the Girl Festival will focus on empowering girls and raising awareness of important issues affecting girls along the borderland. The rally will include musical entertainment, dance performances, interactive booths, art exhibits, poetry readings, dance performances, art exhibits, speakers, and informational booths about organizations helping girls and women. The International Day of the Girl Child was established by the UN to raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world. It’s a day when groups come together under the same goal to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere. Click here to rsvp online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

AIM HIGH CONFERENCE

November 1 from 10am-2pm

7000 Edgemere

The Aim High Conference is geared toward encouraging pre-teen and teen girls to dream big by setting high goals for themselves, achieving in academic realms and exploring professional opportunities for their future success. Aim High features unique hands-on workshops, activities and inspiring guest speakers. Girls are invited to imagine their future in workshops led by professional women who are excited about sharing their careers with participants. Admission is free and lunch is provided. The event is co-hosted by Latinitas and the American Association of University Women. Pre-registration is required.  To rsvp, register online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration  For more information, please contact Latinitas at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

BUSINESS CHICA CONFERENCE

December 6  from 10am-3pm
Southwest University

Girls ages 10-17 are invited to discover their entrepreneurial spirit and to prepare as the leaders of the 21st Century at the Business Chica Conference. Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training, learn about entrepreneurship and foster work-readiness skills. Girls will be able to work in teams to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas, create a business plan and design their own marketing campaign.  For more information, contact latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554. To reserve your spot, by your tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-chica-tickets-13079967535

YOUTH EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD – APPLY NOW

Our Youth Editorial Advisory Board is an integral part of our Editorial familia. The Latinitas Youth Editorial Advisory Board (YEAB) is a group of young writers ages 13-23 who assist with writing articles for our magazine. As a member, you can focus on expanding an area of the magazine with their expertise by writing about issues YOU are passionate about, no boring assignments from us. You are also asked to participate in our online social networking community (www.MyLatinitas.com) by blogging and using several of the interactive features on the site. YOUR voice will contribute to the voice of LATISM in the blogosphere. To apply, complete our online application at: http://laslatinitas.com/yeab-application

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ESSAY CONTEST

Latinitas Magazine is sponsoring a Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest for pre-teen and teen girls ages 9 to 18. The winner of the contest will win a back pack with prizes as well as having their winning work published in our magazine. Students are asked to write an essay between 300-750 words describing their favorite cultural tradition or sharing why they are proud of their heritage. Submissions are due on October 1. You may e-mail submissions at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com, or submit electronically: http://laslatinitas.com/reporteritas-submission

 

El Paso Program Bulletin June 2014

JUNE & JULY PROGRAMS & EVENTS
(EL PASO, TX)

MULTIMEDIA ARTS SUMMER CAMP
Coming in July at 10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
Fashionista Camp – July 7-10
Hollywood Camp – July 14-17
Media Divas Camp – July 21-24
Be YOUnique Spa Camp – July 28-July 31
This July, girls in grades 4-8th are invited to find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects in the Latinitas Multimedia Arts Summer Camp. In this week-long day camp program, girls will explore multimedia arts such as photography, writing, art, design, radio production and film-making. The camp features hands-on workshops led by local multimedia makers and field trips to local media stations. Campers will create daily creative expression projects such as art, poetry, photo essays and short films. The camp runs Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each camp has a different theme and the cost is $75 per camp early bird rate ($100 after June 15). Space is limited. register,call 915.219.8554,email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com. RESERVE YOUR TICKET NOW.

WISE LATINA SUMMIT YOUTH TRACK
June 13 from 9:30am-3:30pm
Museum of History
Latinitas will partner with Wise Latina International to host a youth track as part of the Wise Latina 2014 Summer Summit “Tapestry of Evolution: Strength, Power & Influence” in El Paso. The summit will take place June 13th-14th in Downtown El Paso- the largest bilingual, binational borderplex, in hopes to raise awareness about the specific issues that affect women of color within our community, culture and country. The Summit will promote excellence and innovation by encouraging women to find their passion and unleash their creativity without fear. During this workshop, girls ages 10-17 will hear inspirational presentations from women leaders, view informative documentaries on issues facing youth, participate in service projects, get helpful advice for their future success and engage in hands-on workshops focused on self-expression through photography, film, creative writing and art. Tickets for the one-day youth track for teens is $10 and available online: http://www.wiselatinainternational.org

YOUNG LEADER’S CONFERENCE HOSTED BY KAPPA DELTA CHI
June 21 from 10am-3pm
Wyndham Hotel
For High School Girls
Latinitas will be teaming up with Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, a Latina-founded service sorority, to promote leadership among teen girls. They have invited our members in high school to participate in their upcoming young leader’s conference with workshops on self-esteem, college preparation and service learning. KDChi is a national sorority that fosters professional development, academics and lifelong learning, and higher education degree attainment; an organization dedicated to community service to institutions of higher education and the community with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. For more information, contact highschool.track@kappadeltachi.org.

BE YOUnique Self-Esteem & Sisterhood Workshop
June 27 from 9am-5pm
10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
Pre-teen and teen girls are invited to join us for a day of girl power to encourage girls to build confidence, foster a positive body image, learn about media literacy, promote sisterhood, prevent bullying, discover ways to express themselves and embrace their inner and outer beauty. The event features hands-on workshops on self-esteem, confidence, media literacy, body image, sisterhood and beauty. The workshops costs $12 per girl and includes all supplies. To participate, contact Latinitas at 219.8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

TEEN MEDIA ACADEMY
July 1-3 from 1-5pm
10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
Calling all aspiring teen media makers & journalists. Latinitas is hosting a week-long camps for high school girls with intensive instruction from media producers and university professionals. During the camp, you will complete an article, photo essay, audio segment and a video broadcast. RESERVE YOUR TICKET NOW.

SUMMER TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
During Spring Break, teens have the opportunity to become a teen magazine editor for a day. Through this mini-internship, teens gain hands-on experience by working on pieces that will be published in Latinitasmagazine.org. They will work together to create a high school survival guide, blog, and voice their opinion on critical topics affecting Latina teens today. Teen interns will meet with media professionals and college mentors to form the foundation of an advice column and a high school survival guide. To participate, contact Latinitas at 219.8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

TEEN VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Would you like to mentor younger girls? Gain leadership skills and earn community service hours. Latinitas is currently recruiting high school female volunteers to serve as mentors in our weekly girl empowerment clubs, Saturday workshops and special events You can serve as a positive role model to encourage, motive and educate middle school girls. To volunteer, contact latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

ABOUT LATINITAS
Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of Latina youth through media, art, culture and technology. This grassroots coalition of women leaders provides media enrichment programs focused on helping Hispanic girls build confidence through creative expression. Girls in our programs publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Our youth-produced on-line magazine is focused on informing, entertaining and inspiring young Latinas to succeed. We encourage local girls to express themselves and foster a positive self-esteem through multimedia enrichment lessons on writing, arts & crafts, photography, filmmaking and radio production. By hosting educational media outreach workshops, internships, camps, conferences, retreats and after-school programs, we connect girls with positive mentors who encourage them to build their self-esteem, confidence, cultural pride, body image, leadership skills, academic skills, efficacy and resiliency to at-risk behavior.

Contact Information
phone: (915) 219.8554
(915) 282.5639
latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com
10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
El Paso, TX 79935

http://www.LatinitasMagazine.org

El Paso April 2014 ENEWSLETTER

EL PASO APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER

 

BUTTERFLY EFFECT BENEFIT
May 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wyndham Hotel (2027 Airway)
“The Butterfly Effect Benefit” will be held on May 3rd at the Wyndham Hotel. This benefit event celebrates the women who help us spread our wings. The event features a brunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers, and raffle prizes. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the event also features pampering with manicures, massages, make-up consultations and shopping. The funds generated from the event support our scholarship campaign. Sponsorship and booth opportunities are available. We gladly accept donations of silent auction items and door prizes. With every gift we ensure more girls in El Paso are connected with valuable programs and mentors that motivate, educate and inspire them. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
RESERVE YOUR TICKET NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/butterfly-effect-benefit-tickets-11008485677

MOTHER &DAUGHTER WORKSHOP – STAY TEEN DAY
May 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Kennedy Community Center
During teen pregnancy prevention month in May, Latinitas is teaming up with the El Paso Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition to host a mother & daughter workshop aimed at encouraging teen girls to keep open lines of communication with their parents, to promote healthy relationship, to encourage confidence and to help girls get informed to prevent teen pregnancy. This workshops is specifically designed for teen girls and moms. Workshops will focus on confidence, healthy relationships, teen development and teen parent testimonials. The theme of the event is to encourage girls to Stay Teen by enjoying their youth and preventing teen pregnancy. An optional session with parent permission slips will be presented by UMC Health Educators on the topic of contraception. For more information, contact us at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

Event Highlight: STEM Extravaganza
On April 5th, Latinitas hosted five workshops at the Science, Technology and Engineering Extravaganza held by the Mexican-American Society of Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.The event brought 550 high school students for a fun-filled day of hands on activities. The theme of the event focused on “The Future is Calling, Who Will You Be?” which encouraged local high school students to consider a career in science and engineering. During the event, the Latinitas team completed a full-day series of workshops for local high school students on web design and HTML coding. In addition to hands-on activities during the workshops, guest speakers shared their experience with website development and the technology side of media.

Volunteer Spotlight: Olga Ochoa
Olga Ochoa, a volunteer since 2012, started as a Youth Outreach Intern and is now one of the coordinators for the Girl Talk workshops hosted by Latinitas at the Juvenile Detention Center. Olga is a key leader in guiding young women in the detention center through hands-on self-expression activities. The goal of these activities is to boost their self-esteem, promote good decision making and encourage girls to take steps towards a positive future. Girls have participated in projects to help them share their own experiences, and discuss important topics like healthy relationships, goal setting, education and confidence. “[Latinitas] is important for young girls because it helps them see and think ahead. I would recommend it to others because it is a great way to establish motivation among young girls and guide them to succeed in their future,” says Olga. Olga is an inspirational role model to young girls. She graduated from UTEP with a BA in Anthropology and is currently wrapping up her last semester as a Masters student.

Club Spotlight: Global Youth Service Day
The annual celebration of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) occurs every year in April. This year, from April 11th – April 13th, millions of youth across the nation will volunteer and create campaigns to improve their communities. Through service learning and community service projects, GYSD aims to improve the quality of life across the U.S.! Club Latinitas joined the GYSD fun by creating diverse projects. The girls in our clubs rallied together to tackle tough issues like smoking, body image, and academic success.

Using several multimedia methods, girls selected the perfect medium for their campaign.

In one club, posters were created for a Tobacco Prevention Campaign called Kick Butts Day. These anti-smoking posters will be shared and seen by their fellow classmates.
The girls at North Loop Elementary encouraged their peers to stay in school through a PSA! These multimedia mavens will debut their video on their own Website.
In Horizon Middle School and Parkland Elementary School, the girls created a Be YOUnique project by making morning announcements and posters with tips on boosting self-esteem to share with their peers. From one girl to the next, the girls know what they’re talking about.

These chicas are passionate about helping make a difference in their community and are excited to showcase their work during GYSD!

Partner Spotlight: AAUW
We are proud to continue to partner with the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. By empowering women and girls in the community, and across the nation at over 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners, the AAUW is breaking barriers to improve the quality of life of mujeres. The AAUW is a tremendous partner for Latinitas in helping co-host the Aim High and the International Women’s Day Celebration. Members of AAUW served as volunteers throughout both events, assisted with sponsorships, helped with set-up, registration, meal preparation, and were key guest speakers and career panelists. Thanks to generous support from National AAUW, Latinitas will be leading a series of career exploration and college preparation activities in our fall after-school programs at local housing communities.

Spring 2014 Intern Spotlight

Itzel Nava, a Photography Intern, is a Freshmen at El Paso Community College studying Surgical Tech. “What I like most about Latinitas is that they are willing to help Latinas around the community without getting anything in return,” she adds.

Paulete Espinoza, Editorial Intern, is studying Journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her career goals include “becoming the editor/writer of a magazine or a print publishing media” and “[changing] a person’s life with the words I write in a magazine or newspaper.”

Lynnette Hernandez, Translation Intern, is currently pursuing her Masters at the University of Texas at El Paso. “I like that [Latinitas] focuses on empowering young Latinas and [how] it provides a safe environment for them to grow and learn new skills,” shares.

Abril Ramos, Marketing Intern, graduated in 2013 with a BA in Media Advertising from the University of Texas at El Paso.

“As a young Latina myself, I could not think of a better place to strengthen my skills and experience new and powerful [educational opportunities] by volunteering with Latinitas],” she shares.

Donor Spotlight: United Way
United Way of El Paso continues to improve the lives of El Paso families by developing programs and assisting non-profit organizations that meet the core values of the United Way (integrity, diversity, accountability, and leadership). Through a mini-grant program, “Pennies for Change” collection, United Way helped fund our Smart Chicas program. Smart Chicas encouraged girls to stay in school and to go to college. As part of this college-bound initiative, Smart Chicas hosted career and college panels, college prep activities, and field trips to UTEP, Texas Tech and EPCC for our after-school clubs. In doing so, girls in our clubs created multimedia projects using photography, blogs, posters, videos, and podcasts. The multimedia projects encouraged their peers to stay in school and explore higher education.

Donation Request – Art Supply Drive
It’s almost summer time! Summer is the perfect time to spend with family, either outdoors, swimming, or family vacations. For some Latinitas it can be the opposite, a lonely time, indoors and isolated while parents work all day. Our summer programs helps girls engage in fun art activities and digital media projects. Art supplies are needed to help support some free art summer workshops for girls in the community. If you, or someone you know, has extra materials or is willing to boost the summer fun of local girls and teens, please consider donating the following items:
- Tempra paint
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Water colors
- Color Pencils
- Mixed media paper
- Canvases
- Oil pastels
- Exterior paint for mural projects

Latinitas Internships: Summer 2014

Become a Latinitas Intern! Latinitas is now accepting applications for candidates interested in becoming a part of our Summer 2014 Intern team! This hands-on professional opportunity is open to college and high school students who would like to gain experience, develop their portfolio and build their resume. Latinitas is offering the following internship positions:

- Educational Outreach Intern

- Editorial Intern

- Marketing & PR Intern

- Graphic Design Intern

- Video & Photography Intern

- Event Planning Intern

For additional information, visit:

http://laslatinitas.com/internship-opportunities

To apply, submit your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com
Contact Us

Contact Information
phone: (915)219-8554

(915)282-5639
latinitasep@gmail.com

www.LasLatinitas.com/ElPaso

10935 Ben Crenshaw #207

El Paso TX, 79935

El Paso Program Bulletin April 2014

APRIL PROGRAMS & EVENTS
(EL PASO, TX)

GIRL POWER FEST
April 12 from 10am-3:30pm
UTEP Union East 1st Floor
The Girl Power Fest encourages girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. Inspiring guest speakers will help girls learn about issues girls face and discover real solutions on how to overcome these challenges. This day of girl empowerment is aimed at local girls 11 to 18 years old and is hosted by Latinitas and the Women in Business Association at UTEP. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, booth fair and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying. The event will also showcase a fashion show, live music, entertainment and games. Tickets are $5 in advance online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-power-fest-tickets-10520357673 or $10 at the door. The event will take place at the UTEP Union East 1st Floor. For a map of the UTEP campus, visit http://www.utep.edu/search/campusmap.aspx For more information, call 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit www.LasLatinitas.com/ElPaso.

MULTIMEDIA ARTS SUMMER CAMP
Coming in July at 10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
This July, girls in grades 4-8th are invited to find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects in the Latinitas Multimedia Arts Summer Camp. In this week-long day camp program, girls will explore multimedia arts such as photography, writing, art, design, radio production and film-making. The camp features hands-on workshops led by local multimedia makers. Campers will create daily creative expression projects such as art, poetry, photo essays and short films. The camp runs Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Space is limited. To register,call 915.219.8554,email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or register at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

SUMMER TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
During the summer, teens have the opportunity to become a teen magazine editor for a day. Through this mini-internship, teens gain hands-on experience by working on pieces that will be published in Latinitasmagazine.org. They will work together to create a high school survival guide, blog, and voice their opinion on critical topics affecting Latina teens today. Teen interns will meet with media professionals and college mentors to form the foundation of an advice column and a high school survival guide. To participate, contact Latinitas at 219.8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

CLUB LATINITAS: START A CLUB AT YOUR SCHOOL
Latinitas collaborates to offer weekly after-school programs focusing on promoting confidence among local girls through hands-on creative expression lessons at local libraries, community centers, schools and housing communities. To start a club at your school, contact us at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

TEEN VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Would you like to mentor younger girls? Gain leadership skills and earn community service hours. Latinitas is currently recruiting high school female volunteers to serve as mentors in our weekly girl empowerment clubs, Saturday workshops and special events You can serve as a positive role model to encourage, motive and educate middle school girls. To volunteer, contact latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

ABOUT LATINITAS
Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of Latina youth through media, art, culture and technology. This grassroots coalition of women leaders provides media enrichment programs focused on helping Hispanic girls build confidence through creative expression. Girls in our programs publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Our youth-produced on-line magazine is focused on informing, entertaining and inspiring young Latinas to succeed. We encourage local girls to express themselves and foster a positive self-esteem through multimedia enrichment lessons on writing, arts & crafts, photography, filmmaking and radio production. By hosting educational media outreach workshops, internships, camps, conferences, retreats and after-school programs, we connect girls with positive mentors who encourage them to build their self-esteem, confidence, cultural pride, body image, leadership skills, academic skills, efficacy and resiliency to at-risk behavior.

Contact Information
phone: (915) 219.8554
(915) 282.5639
latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com
10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
El Paso, TX 79935

http://www.LatinitasMagazine.org

El Paso March 2014 ENEWSLETTER

MARCH  2014  LATINITAS NEWSLETTER 

Upcoming Events

CINEMA CHICAS – VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP 

March 22 from 10am-2pm; EPCC Valle Verde Campus
Local girls ages 11-17 are invited to discover how they can change the world through multimedia arts & technology. Girls are invited to get an insider sneak peek with PBS and Latinitas to make their own video production. Girls will get ready for an audio-visual adventure as they go behind the scenes to see what it takes to produce their own short film. Participants will learn skills such as writing a script, acting, filming and video editing to implement their campaign and much more. Girls will engage in short film making activities to get their media message out to the world. Aside from these fun activities, professional women in various media industries will be presenting a career panel to empower these young girls. For more information, call 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

KIDSPALOOZA

March 29 from 10am-4pm; Downtown Public Library

Join the fun at the 7th Annual Downtown KidsPalooza! As part of the festivities, youth are invited to create their own art masterpiece with Latinitas using watercolors, color pencils, or chalk art and discover the artist within. The all-day family event features children’s concerts, games, painting, “Make & Take” craft workshops, tours plus free transportation to a variety of educational stops throughout the downtown area and a special appearances by Curious George and Daniel Tiger! This is a great way to spend a family day downtown and expose young participants to the many activities available in the El Paso area.
Event Spotlight: Girl Power Fest

 

April 12, 10am – 3:30 pm; University of Texas at El Paso       

Latinitas is hosting a day of girl empowerment for local girls 11 to 18 years old in partnership with the Women in Business Association. This event encourages girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions.  Inspiring guest speakers will help girls learn about issues girls face and discover real solutions on how to overcome these challenges. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, booth fair and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying. The event will also showcase a fashion show, live music, entertainment and games. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

To register, call 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girl-power-fest-tickets-10520357673

Event Recap: Spring Break Camp

Girls in grade 4-8th were invited to find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects in the Latinitas Multimedia Arts Spring Break Camp. With the leadership of our camp leaders Bianca Castrejon and Jazmin Vasquez along with local media makers, girls learned about writing, video editing and photography techniques. Project highlights include creating an advice column, fashion board, personal zine, Girl Survival Guide (tips for youth by youth), music video, and their very own body image talk show. From behind-the-scenes activities to the front-of-the camera experience, the girls’ week-long spring break experience introduced the world of multimedia journalism.

The multimedia projects introduced girls to the field of journalism and multimedia arts through hands-on activities and field trips to KCOS-13, Telemundo and the El Paso Art  Museum. These budding journalists were eager to ask questions and put what they learned to the test. Spring Break Camp ended with a showcase of the multimedia work the girls created throughout the camp.

A special thank you to camp volunteers, leaders, speakers, KCOS-13, Telemundo and El Paso Art Museum for making Spring Break Camp 2014 a success. Our guest speakers included Jennifer Lucero, Mallonda Weston, Salvador Castaneda,  Maribel Padilla, Amie Flores, Lily Gonzalez and Stephanie Hernandez.

Club Leader Spotlight

These chicas are at the forefront of making a difference in our after-school enrichment programs, Club Latinitas.

Bianca Castrejon, Social Work major (UTEP) 

“Latinitas is important for young girls because the organization can help them with self esteem and self assurance, where it can be tough to come by at a young age. What I like most about Latinitas is its goal to empower and provide leadership skills for all Latinas. I want to help out in our community especially with empowering young Latinas.”

Gabriela Griego, Psychology major (UTEP)

I was interested in Latinitas because I think it is important to have as young women someone to look up to besides your parents and I think being able to empower them is also important. What I like most about Latinitas is the fact that it gives exclusivity to the girls in order for them to be in a comfortable environment where they are able to express themselves.

Stephanie Hernandez, Women Studies/Linguistics major (UTEP)

“I was interested in Latinitas because the idea of empowering young women through creative outlets sounded like something I’d enjoy and would love to do. [I like that Latinitas] offers guidance for young girls as well as a safe and comfortable environment. I believe [Latinitas] is important because it exposes them to different ways of having fun, educates them and gives them confidence through self expression.”

 

Daniela Lagunes, Psychology  major (UTEP)

Daniela is a seasoned Club Leader veteran. She started volunteering for Latinitas in 2010. Her advice to young Latinitas is to

“not let yourself down just because they make fun of you. Use it as an experience to respect others and the way they look [and treat you]. Be strong and speak up!”

 

Dayna Quezada, Counseling major (UTEP)   “Being a female Hispanic myself, I feel a personal connection and duty in trying to reach out to other young Latinas. What I like most [about Latinitas] is that it is an outreach organization for mostly females and I feel this group of females are the ones who need the most support.

Mara Rivas, Psychology major (UTEP)

“[I like the] opportunity to change and shape the young girl’s future and hopefully make their lives happier. I think this organization is extremely important for Hispanic girls, so they can get to know themselves better and get help from us to guide them in their future careers and personal development.”      

 

Iliana Rosales, Social Work major (UTEP)    “What [made me decide to intern] with Latinitas is that the organization helps Latina girls, and, since my major is social work this is a great opportunity. What I like the most about Latinitas is that it helps teens and girls with any issues; [volunteers] are their mentors.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Maribel Padilla
Maribel Padilla has been an integral part of Latinitas since 2012. She started as a Club Leader and is now our go-to person for multimedia design and video editing.

 

I believe very passionately in the goal Latinitas is trying to reach, which is that of empowering young Latinas to follow a career path in media and technology. As a fellow media maker, I believe the best way to strengthen my skills is to try and teach it to someone else,” adds Maribel.

 

Estela Casas inspired Maribel Padilla over 10 years ago when Estela asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up, Maribel answered she wanted to be on TV just like Estela. Forward to 2013, and Maribel just graduated last December with a Creative Multimedia Degree from NMSU and is on her way to become a leading Latina in the film industry. She is currently part of the Production Crew for KCOS-13 and aspires to one day “move to a big city and work on big film productions.

 

Her advice to future journalists and filmmakers is to “get involved in as many extra-curricular activities. Colleges like students who like to get involved.”

Partner Spotlight: PBS

 

Latinitas is teaming up with KCOS 13 (PBS) to collaboratively host a series of video production workshops within 10 Latinitas after-school programs. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address, Latinitas members are learning about film-making from a PBS Producer and recording videos inspired by the address. Ken Burns, a documentarian, and numerous partners launched the 150th anniversary celebration  as a “national effort to encourage everyone in everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.” KCOS offers quality educational programming for over 2 million people in Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. On average, 200,000 people tune in each week to the diverse set of local programs tailored to the Southwest region.

The goal of KCOS is to submit over 200 videos form El Pasoans reciting the Gettysburg Address, and KCOS  encourages viewers and readers to upload their own video the KCOS website: http://kcostv.org/ourcommunity/addressproject.php

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

April 5, 8am – 10am; Applebee’s Yarbrough Location 

There is nothing better than a delicious homemade breakfast to bring people together for a good cause. The Applebee’s Yarbrough location is opening its restaurant doors to the Latinitas team for this pancake fundraiser. This Flapjack Fundraiser features delicious fluffy pancakes from Applebee’s along with sausage and drink.

Tickets can be purchased for dine in or curb side pick up. Tickets are available at our office and at the event. If you would like to purchase any please contact us at:  (915) 219-8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

 

Sponsorship Opportunity

BUTTERFLY EFFECT 

May 3; Wyndham Hotel

Mark your calendar for the”The Butterfly Effect Benefit. “Tickets are $25 early bird rate and $35 at the door.

Come celebrate Mother’s Day early at The Butterfly Effect Benefit we will have brunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers and a silent auction. Guests will feel pampered with spa day booths featuring manicures, facials, mini-makeovers, make-up consultations and swag bags on a first-come, first-serve basis. The funds generated from the event will support our scholarship campaign. *Sponsorship and booth opportunities are available (limited time). We gladly accept donations of silent auction items and door prizes. With every gift, we ensure more girls in El Paso are connected with valuable programs and mentors that motivate, educate and inspire them.

For more information, contact us at 219.8554 or alicia@laslatinitas.com. 
Latinitas Internships: Summer 2014

Become a Latinitas Intern! Latinitas is now accepting applications for candidates interested in becoming a part of our Summer 2014 Intern team! This hands-on professional opportunity is open to college and high school students who would like to gain experience, develop their portfolio and build their resume. Latinitas is offering the following internship positions:

- Educational Outreach Intern

- Editorial Intern

- Marketing & PR Intern

- Graphic Design Intern

- Video & Photography Intern

- Event Planning Intern

For additional information, visit:
http://laslatinitas.com/internship-opportunities

To apply, submit your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

Contact Us
Contact Information
phone: (915)219-8554(915)282-5639
latinitasep@gmail.comwww.LasLatinitas.com/ElPaso

10935 Ben Crenshaw #207

El Paso TX, 79935

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El Paso Program Bulletin March 2014

BE YOUNIQUE SELF-ESTEEM MOTHER & DAUGHTER WORKSHOP
March 1 from 10:00am-1:00pm
10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
Girls and moms are invited to join us for a series of creative expression workshops aimed at encouraging confidence building and bonding. Mom and daughter teams are invited to join us for a workshop series with hands-on activities on self-esteem, body image, bullying, wellness & inner beauty. This workshop provides a safe space where girls can express themselves and boost their confidence. Upcoming Workshops: April 5 & 26. Each workshop is $5 per person. Discounts available for signing up for multiple workshops. To register, call 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or register online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

WONDER WOMEN! INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
March 8 from 10:30am-2:30pm
Main Public Library (1400 N. Oregon)
Girls and moms are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day for activities promoting girl power, confidence and self-expression. The event features a film screening of “Wonder Women,” a film about strong women leaders, as well as hands-on art, poetry and musical activities. The FREE workshop is presented by the American Association of University Women and Latinitas. For more information, call 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

SPRING BREAK CAMP (MARCH 10-14)
March 10-14 from 9am-5pm
10935 Ben Crenshaw #2o7
This Spring Break Camp, girls in grades 4-8th are invited to find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects in the Latinitas Multimedia Arts Spring Break Camp. In this week-long day camp program, girls will explore multimedia arts such as photography, writing, art, design, radio production and film-making. The camp features hands-on workshops led by local multimedia makers. Campers will create daily creative expression projects such as art, poetry, photo essays and short films. To register, visit: http://laslatinitas.com/ programs/registration

TEEN MAGAZINE MINI-INTERNSHIP (MARCH 10-14)
March 10-14 from 1pm-5pm
10935 Ben Crenshaw #2o7
During Spring Break, teen girls have the opportunity to become a teen magazine editor for a week. Through this mini-internship, teens gain hands-on experience by working on pieces that will be published in Latinitasmagazine.org. They will work together to create a high school survival guide, blog, and voice their opinion on critical topics affecting Latina teens today. Teen interns meet with media professionals and college mentors to form the foundation of an advice column and a high school survival guide.

CINEMA CHICAS – VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
March 22 from 10am-2pm
EPCC Valle Verde Campus
Local girls ages 11-17 are invited to discover how they can change the world through multimedia arts & technology. Girls are invited to get an insider sneak peek with PBS and Latinitas to make their own video production. Girls will get ready for an audio-visual adventure as they go behind the scenes to see what it takes to produce their own short film. Participants will learn skills such as writing a script, acting, filming and video editing to implement their campaign and much more. Girls will engage in short film making activities to get their media message out to the world. Aside from these fun activities, professional women in various media industries will be presenting a career panel to empower these young girls. Join us for a day of creating media and empowering the local girls. The workshop will take place at EPCC Valle Verde Campus (919 Hunter at the Communications Department room number A2708 (The Tejano Tribune Newsroom).   For more information, call 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

YOUTH WRITERS WANTED – Weekly Writer Orientations Held on Wednesdays from 4-6:30pm
Teen girls who want to get published and develop their writing and multimedia skills are invited to become youth writers for Latinitas magazine. Latinitas serves as a forum of self-expression among female youth. Youth writers will contribute content to the LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine for U.S. Latina youth written by Latina youth, and will enhance the Latina voice by writing about issues they’re passionate about. For more information, please e-mail: latinitasyeab@yahoo.com Apply Now: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/youth-editors

CLUB LATINITAS: START A CLUB AT YOUR SCHOOL
Latinitas collaborates to offer weekly after-school programs focusing on promoting confidence among local girls through hands-on creative expression lessons at local libraries, community centers, schools and housing communities. To start a club at your school, contact us at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

ABOUT LATINITAS

Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of Latina youth through media, art, culture and technology. This grassroots coalition of women leaders provides media enrichment programs focused on helping Hispanic girls build confidence through creative expression. Girls in our programs publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Our youth-produced on-line magazine is focused on informing, entertaining and inspiring young Latinas to succeed. We encourage local girls to express themselves and foster a positive self-esteem through multimedia enrichment lessons on writing, arts & crafts, photography, filmmaking and radio production. By hosting educational media outreach workshops, internships, camps, conferences, retreats and after-school programs, we connect girls with positive mentors who encourage them to build their self-esteem, confidence, cultural pride, body image, leadership skills, academic skills, efficacy and resiliency to at-risk behavior.

Contact Information
phone: (915) 219.8554
(915) 282.5639
latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com
10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
El Paso, TX 79935

http://www.LatinitasMagazine.org

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