Latinitas Launches “1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth” #GivingTuesday Campaign

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Latinitas Launches “1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth” Campaign for #GivingTuesday

Global Day of Giving Takes Place on November 29th

AUSTIN, TX — November 21, 2016 — Austin-based nonprofit Latinitas aims to raise $1,000 in monthly giving by #GivingTuesday through its “1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth” campaign. #GivingTuesday, which takes place on November 29th this year, is a global giving movement that harnesses the power of social media to inspire giving and makes it easy to do so, which is perfect for individuals who want to support and champion the causes the believe in this holiday season but have limited time.

“Our goal is to raise $1,000 in recurring monthly donations which will not only allow us to budget more technology equipment so that the girls in our programs get more hands-on tech experience, but it also helps us maintain our eastside presence in a city with an exploding real estate market,” said Latinitas Co-Founder Laura Donnelly. Donations can be made through our secure Click and Pledge site.

While Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are all about shopping for deals, #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. “There’s a movement in the U.S. that people want to buy less and give more, especially during this time of year. People have the opportunity to impart change through their dollars and that’s what #GivingTuesday is all about,” said Donnelly. During this campaign, Latinitas will provide some reasons people should support Latina youth and will ask its supporters to post their reasons for giving on social media over the next week.

In 2015, nonprofits raised more than $117 million online on #GivingTuesday to help make the world a better place in countless ways.  Much more was generated offline and through donations of time and other resources. People participated in #GivingTuesday activities in 71 countries around the globe last year, and this year, participating countries include Australia, Brazil, Kenya, Slovenia, Tanzania, the UK and more.

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About Latinitas

For 14 years, Latinitas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been empowering Latina youth using media and technology, providing direct digital media and technology training and esteem-boosting services to nearly 3,500 girls and teens across Texas annually. Founded by two journalism students fed up with the lack of representation of Latinas in media and technology industries, Latinitas presents enrichment programs at Texas schools, libraries and community centers that use culture as a thread to teach web and graphic design, blogging, video and audio production, photography and of late: video game and app development and coding.

Fall Events

UPCOMING EVENTS: Latinas in Film (Austin, TX) & Business Chica (El Paso, TX)

AUSTIN LATINAS IN FILM austin-latinas-in-film-2016
September 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Google Fiber Space – 201 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701
Latinitas Austin & Con Mi MADRE Present:  The make-believe world of movies generally does not reflect what America looks like in real life. A study by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg school found that Hispanics made up only 4.9 percent of the film roles in the top 100 grossing films of 2013 even though they are 17 percent of the U.S. population. What can be done to defeat this lack of representation and combat stereotyping? The Austin Latinas in Film panel attempts to answer those questions, discuss the current state of Latinas in the film industry, and learn about some of the amazing projects our panelists are working on. Our moderators for the evening include: Iliana Sosa, Artist Services Manager at Austin Film Society and Emily Alpuche, 4th grade Latinitas ambassador. Meet the Panel: Elizabeth Avellan-Co-Owner/Vice President of Troublemaker Studios, Sharon Arteaga-Filmmaker and Producer for Republic Ventures Group, Chelsea Hernandez-Editor of Arts in Context (KLRU) and Director of Building The American Dream, Sandy Avila Ramirez – Latina in Entertainment. Register here.

BUSINESS CHICA CONFERENCE
Business ChicaSeptember 24 from 10am-4pm
Southwest University Auditorium (1414 Geronimo), El Paso TX
For Girls Ages 10-17
The Business Chica workshop is focused on encouraging local girls  to learn about careers in the business sector. Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training and learn about entrepreneurship. 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 Business Chica Conference is created especially for pre-teen and teen girls. Register here.

Program Bulletin El Paso August 2016

MEDIA & TECH SUMMER CLASSES
For Girls Ages 9-14
Monday-Friday from 9AM-12PM
August 1-5 at 801 S Florence

August 8-12 at 4625 Delta
This summer, girls can find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects in the Latinitas media and tech workshops. Local girls ages 9-14 are invited to discover how they can change the world through multimedia arts & technology. Girls will engage in video making, blogging, photography, web design, graphic design, pod-casting, and other activities to get their media message out to the world. Classes are held at the Boys & Girls Club Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm and cost $25 per week.
To register, contact us at 915.282.5639, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinitas-media-tech-classes-tickets-26813365498?aff=es2

SUMMER CAMP YOUTH LEADERS
Teen girls are invited to discover their leadership talents and make a difference in volunteering as peer camp leaders. Join our team focused on leadership, community service and sisterhood. Attend our training to become prepared as a peer leader. Summer Camp youth leaders will aid with activity planning, assist our summer camp activities, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders.  To sign up to volunteer, complete our online application at: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

LATINAS IN PROGRESS – COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM  
Our community partner the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas is currently accepting applications for high school girls interested in preparing for higher education. HWNT developed an Education and a Scholarship Program to assist Latinas in attaining a college degree. This program includes college preparation and leadership workshops as well as service and cultural opportunities. The LIP Education Series consists of five learning sessions on the college application process, college readiness, life skills, leadership, confidence, civic engagement and cultural heritage. The program is free, includes 5 workshops and provides college scholarship opportunities. Applications are due August 24. To join, email hwntelpaso@yahoo.com or complete the online application at:

ABOUT LATINITAS

Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowering young Latinas through media and technology. Through media enrichment programs girls build confidence through media and creative expression. Girls in our programs publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. 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 If you are interested in contributing, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

Summer Multimedia Art Classes

SUMMER MULTIMEDIA ARTS CLASSES

July 11-28

7000 Edgemere

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WHERE: 7000 Edgemere Blvd, El Paso,Tx 79925 (inside St. Pauls Community Center)

WHO: Girls Ages 9-14

WHEN:

July 11-14 from 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm- 5:30pm

July 18-21 from 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm- 5:30pm

July 25-28 from 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm- 5:30pm

This summer, local girls have an opportunity to get a taste of what their life could be like as a multimedia maker. Girls ages 9-14 can become a movie star, a news anchor, a photographer, a radio dj, a magazine writer, a poet, a graphic designer and more in Latinitas multimedia art classes. Through intense summer classes, girls can find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects. The Latinitas multimedia arts classes are led by a team of women educators, role models and mentors experienced in guiding girls in hands on lessons, interactive presentations, team challenges, and fun games that address girl issues and encourage self-esteem, expression, confidence and empowerment. Girls will produce original multimedia arts projects and master techniques in photography, writing, design, radio production and filmmaking. As part of the program, girls will have their multimedia projects published on LatinitasMagazine.org.

Multimedia arts classes are $40 for four half days (early bird) or $50 late registration. Girls can sign up for a morning class from 8:30am-12:30pm and an afternoon class from 1:30pm-5:30pm. Discounts are available for registering for more days and for registering siblings groups. The fee cover supplies, instruction and equipment. The program runs Monday-Thursday. Participants are required to bring their own drinks and snacks. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To apply for a scholarship, contact us via email to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

To register, contact us at 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

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Teen Media Academy

June 20-30

10921 Pellicano #120

Local teens are invited to discover how they can change the world through multimedia arts & technology. Girls ages 14-18 will engage in video making, blogging, photography, podcasting, and other activities to get their media message out to the world. Aside from these fun activities, participants will take field trips to local media stations and professioal women in various media industries will be presenting a career panel to empower teens. With presentations from local media makers as well as hands-on media production, teens will discover their voice and build leadership skills as they produce multimedia arts projects about issues they care about to make a difference. REGISTER NOW

The Teen Media academy takes places Monday through Thursday from 12-5pm at 10921 Pellicano #120. Each academy cost $25 per week ( early bird ) and $30 late registration. Discounts are available for registering now 2 weeks $40 for both weeks.

WEEK 1-June 20-June23

WEEK 2- June 27- June 30

A limited number of partial scholarships are available on a needed-basis and first come basis.

Contact E-mail Address: latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554 REGISTER NOW

SUMMER TEEN MEDIA INTERNS
LatinitasMagazine.com is recruiting teen writers ages 14-18 who would like to write articles for our magazine. Teen media interns will take photos, write articles, design graphics, make videos and create blogs. Teens are asked to commit to at least 10 hours a week for 8 weeks during the summer (80 minimum). As a member, you can develop your writing skills, write about topics YOU are passionate about and get published! To join, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or fill out our online application at: 
SUMMER CAMP YOUTH LEADERS
Teen girls are invited to discover their leadership talents and make a difference in volunteering as peer camp leaders. Join our team focused on leadership, community service and sisterhood. Attend our training to become prepared as a peer leader. Summer Camp youth leaders will aid with activity planning, assist our summer camp activities, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders.  To sign up to volunteer, complete our online application at: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

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 Latina girls build confidence through media and creative expression. Girls in our programs publish LatinitasMagazine.org, the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. 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 If you are interested in contributing, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com

Program Bulletin March 2016

WOMEN’s HISTORY MONTH WORKSHOP

WHEN: March 19 from 10am to 12pm
WHERE: Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins)
Girls and moms are invited to celebrate Women’s History Month with activities promoting girl power, confidence and self-expression. The event features a celebration of women in history as well as hands-on art, short films and poetry activities. REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visithttp://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

CHICA POWER FEST

WHAT: Chica Power Fest is a girl empowerment conference featuring inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and a teen resource fair on the topics of girl power, confidence, body image and leadership.
WHO: The event is hosted by Latinitas, UTEP Center for Civic Engagement & Women in Business Association and is open to girls 9 to 18.
WHERE: UTEP
WHEN: Saturday, April 16 (9:30AM-3:30PM)
WHY: The focus of the event is to encourage 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 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.Pre-teen and teen girls will discuss the challenges facing girls today and explore positive ways to deal with stress through hands-on creative expression activities revolving around poetry, acting, photography, art and song. Girls will also enjoy dance performances, a fashion show and music entertainment. The cost is $10. A limited number of scholarships are available and group discounts may apply.

To register, contact us at 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

GO MUJERES SCHOLARSHIP

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, we kicked off our giving campaign to raise scholarship funds to support college scholarships for young Latinas. As the nation’s largest minority and fastest growing youth population, it is vital for us to help these young women reach their full potential. Make an investment in our future and support Latinitas scholarship fund to assist Latina college students in reaching their higher education goals. Thanks to the Hispanics in Philanthropy program, matching funds are available to double donations made during Women’s History Month.
INVEST IN FUTURE LATINA LEADERS.

YOUTH EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD – APPLY NOW   
LatinitasMagazine.com is recruiting teen writers ages 14-18 who would like to write articles for our magazine. As a member, you can develop your writing skills, write about topics YOU are passionate about and get published! To join, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or fill out our online application at:

TEEN LEADER VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Teen girls are invited to discover their leadership talents and make a difference in volunteering as peer mentors. Join our team focused on leadership, community service and sisterhood. Attend our training to become prepared as a peer leader. 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 sign up to volunteer, complete our online application at: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

LOCAL GROUP HOSTS LADIES NIGHT OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Tiara Tuesday at Basico Bistro (6006 N. Mesa) Benefits Latinitas’ Girl Empowerment Programs
What: Latinitas will host its Tiara Tuesday fundraiser at the Basico Bistro on March 15. All women from El Paso are invited to join us for a ladies night out for a good cause. Admission is $12 and includes a martini and a manicure by students from Tri-State Cosmetology Institute.
Who: The event is co-hosted by the Basico Bistro, Tri-State Cosmetology Institute and the Alliance for Latinitas, a volunteer group of young professional women dedicated to promoting Latinitas’ mission of empowering local girls through volunteerism, fundraising, marketing and philanthropy.
When: Tuesday March 15, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: 6006 N. Mesa
Why: The Alliance for Latinitas in partnership with Basico Bistro and Tri-State Cosmetology are organizing the Tiara Tuesday FUNdraiser to benefit and sustain Latinitas’ various enrichment programs and workshops aimed at empowering young girls in the El Paso community.
About Tri-State Cosmetology Institute
Tri-State Cosmetology Institute takes pride in contributing to bright futures in the El Paso beauty industry. We have been locally owned and operated since 1931. Our commitment to our students can be seen in the careful attention and instruction we provide in the curriculum of choice; be it as a manicurist, operator (cosmetologist), facial specialist or instructor. To learn more about our programs, call 915.533.8274 or visit www.tristatecosmetology.com

Staff Spotlight: Jasmine Villa, Editor Behind the Scenes

Meet our amazing Editor who helps amplify the voices of young Latinas by serving as a role model, mentor and writing coach for our Latinitas. 

Q: How long have you been working with Latinitas and what motivated you to apply at this particular organization?

A: I’ve been working with Latinitas for 4 years. My academic interests in intercultural rhetoric, community involvement, literacy, and educational discourse led to volunteering and joining the Latinitas team in 2012. I love the organization, and I am simply in awe and always inspired by the work ethic, dedication, and passion the Latinitas staff have for the community. While I had professional and academic interests in mind, I was motivated to apply to Latinitas because of the environment. Everyone is supportive, and they really do treat you like familia.

Q: What are some of your job responsibilities?

A: I work collaboratively with the staff and interns in order to empower the awesome chicas in our writing programs. I assist with the workflow of the magazine, similar to the Editor-in-Chief/Managing Editor duties, like assigning and editing content for Latinitas Magazine, creating a publishing calendar, and I oversee and guide most of the writers for Latinitas Magazine. In addition, I promote the Youth Editorial Advisory Board (YEAB), help with recruitment and marketing for YEAB, and create content for the YEAB. Occasionally, I will assist with the creation and editing of content for the El Paso office and I assist with social media when I can. In addition, I moderate MyLatinitas.com and provide feedback to written pieces when needed. We are a small organization, but I’m always eager to help wherever and whenever they need me.

Q: Describe your educational and career background prior to working with Latinitas?

A: I worked customer service jobs and as a Properties Designer/Manager prior to working with Latinitas. My career shifted when I began graduate school in 2012.

After concurrently completing a BA in English and American Literature with a minor in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and a BA in Chicano Studies in 2011, I wanted to explore opportunities that would supplement an alt-ac career during graduate school. From 2012 – 2014, I worked with Latinitas while pursuing a MA in Rhetoric and Writing Studies and while working as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Texas at El Paso. My educational background and interest in community engagement intersect, which has led me to pursue a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition. I work as an Assistant Instructor, and I am an advocate of community engagement within my classroom.

Q: Describe a moment or challenge that you believe has prepared you for your current career as an Editor.

A: When you’re juggling being a full-time graduate student, teaching 1-2 classes by yourself, and working part-time, it can be overwhelming. The workload eventually takes its toll, which can affect your emotional and physical state. Juggling multiple roles and tasks has taught me the value of self-care and time management and organizational skills.

Q: What is your advice to young Latinas who aspire to be editors?

A: As an editor, you need compassion and empathy for the struggles writers face. Everyone has different writing styles, skills, and ideas, and, as an editor, you need to be aware of them and find ways for writers to enhance a strength they didn’t know they had.

Don’t compare yourself and self-worth to other writers. There’s always going to be someone whose writing and skills are better than yours. There’s only one you, and what YOU have to say: your ideas, writing, etc. are more valuable than you think. What YOU have to say/think IS important. Don’t be afraid to share that voice. Our community needs it.

Q: What do you like to do on your free time?

A: I have a hectic schedule due to being a full-time PhD student (2nd year), Assistant Instructor at the University of Texas at El Paso, and working with Latinitas, so I try to spend my free time doing things that are not associated with school and/or work related. I need a day where I’m not glued to my laptop, book, or scholarly articles. If you want to be technical, I travel frequently, catch up on movies and tv shows (current favorites are Jane the Virgin and Game of Thrones), and spend time with loved ones (family and friends).

College Chica El Paso

COLLEGE CHICA PREPARES GIRLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

 

WHAT:  College Chica is a full-day conference centered around college attainment. The event will feature college prep workshops, a college student panel and keynote speakers presenting on the value of academic pursuit.

WHO: Girls ages 10-18 are invited to attend Latinitas’ College Chica conference. The event is co-hosed by Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young Latinas, and the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement.

WHEN: February 13 from 10am-2pm

WHERE: UTEP Miner Village

WHY: Young Latinas are suffering the highest rates of school drop out of all their female peers and College Chica is a direct effort to curb those statistics by demystifying the college experience. Girls are invited to discover the importance of college and get an insider’s view of college life. 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. Sessions on video production, photography and blogging will feature investigative activities on why college is important, what it is like and how to afford it.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Latinitas 915.219.8554, or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

EP Program Bulletin January 2016

START THE NEW YEAR WITH HEALTHY CHICA
Healthy Chica Conference
January 30 from 10am-3pm 
El Paso First Health Plans – 1145 Westmoreland
Healthy Chica is a workshop centered around health and wellness featuring fitness activities, yoga, dance demonstrations, wellness workshops and a health professional panel. The event is co-hosted by Latinitas and the El Paso First Health Plans. Girls ages 9-18 are invited to join us for a day of girl power featuring inspirational guest speakers and hands-on workshops promoting health, wellness and confidence. Girls will have an opportunity to participate in a yoga workshop, a session on healthy eating and a dance lesson. Join us for creative expression activities that will help girls de-stress, relax and rejuvenate. To register, contact us at 915.219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

FREE COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM FOR TEENS  Latinas in Progress Orientation
January 23 from 10am-2pm 
Main Public Library (501 N.Oregon) Maud Sullivan Room
Local teens are invited to get ready for college with a FREE college prep program. The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas and Latinitas are teaming up to offer the Latinas in Progress college readiness program for high school girls. Teens are invited to get tips on improving their college applications and will get one-on-one assistance with reviewing and editing their essays and applications. The program includes five sessions on college preparation, writing, financial aid, career exploration, leadership and campus tours from January 23-May 2016. Girls who complete the program are eligible to apply for the HWNT college scholarship. For more information, email hwntelpaso@gmail.com or visit http://hwntelpaso.blogspot.com/2015/09/attention-high-school-juniors-seniors.html

YOUTH EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD – APPLY NOW  
LatinitasMagazine.com is recruiting teen writers ages 14-18 who would like to write articles for our magazine. As a member, you can develop your writing skills, write about topics YOU are passionate about and get published! To join, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or fill out our online application at:

TEEN LEADER VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Teen girls are invited to discover their leadership talents and make a difference in volunteering as peer mentors. Join our team focused on leadership, community service and sisterhood. Attend our training to become prepared as a peer leader. 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 sign up to volunteer, complete our online application at: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

Healthy Chica

Latinitas Uses Media & Tech to Debunk Confusing Health Messages 

El Paso, TX- Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, happiness, achievement and much more.  Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference, January 30 from 10am-3pm at El Paso First, 1145 Westmoreland for any girl ages 9-18 puts the message-making in girls’ hands and is an opportunity to re-script confusing perspectives about what is and isn’t healthy.  Conference attendees will use video, photography, blogging and other digital media methods to explore nutrition, exercise and mental wellness.

Latinitas is partnering with the El Paso First Health Plans to host a full day of health & wellness. Girls will learn about health, wellness, self-esteem, nutrition, fitness and making healthy choices. Girls will also complete an exercise circuit sampling zumba, dance, and yoga. Attendees will be given the opportunity to create original content to implement a health public awareness campaign.   Girls and teens at Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference will also be visited by nutritionists, doctors,  health experts and social workers who will share their career experiences during lunch.  Join us for a full day of creating media and empowering the Latina youth.

The Latinitas mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas was founded as a non-profit in 2002. Latinitas host media enrichment programs to help girls learn how to build confidence and discover their voice. It also publishes the first and only magazine made for and by young Latinas. (www.latinitasmagazine.org)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics report 73 percent of Mexican American women are overweight or obese, ten percent more than the general population. More than half of Mexican American women do not report any leisure exercise and are consequently at greater risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.  As the U.S.’s largest Latina population, statistics paint a dire picture about the fate of Latina female health, overall.   And, these numbers are only addressing physical health. One out of 7 young Latinas attempt suicide, a majority afraid to get help due to dated and cultural stigmas about depression. In many ways, Latina girls’ and teens’ health and wellness is in crisis.

“Girls face unhealthy and contradictory media messages about unhealthy body image ideas as well as advertising for unhealthy food and lifestyles,” said Alicia Rascon, Latinitas founder and CEO. “We want to encourage girls to make healthy choices by learning about what good nutrition is, how to have a positive body image, ways to stay active and to avoid unhealthy substances.”

Girls and teens can register at www.laslatinitas.com, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or by calling 915.219.8554.

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