Latinitas offers community workshops and presentations focused on helping girls build confidence through creative multimedia expression. Outreach Workshops are collaborative programs held in partnership with local youth groups to offer girls an opportunity to participate in fun and engaging media lessons designed to develop skills and spark interest.
CODE CHICA WORKSHOP (AUSTIN, TX)
February 28th, 2015 from 12 pm to 2 pm
Southeast Branch Library: 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road, Austin, TX 78744
Code Chica is back with a focus on video game design and development and even some fun electrical engineering applied to stuff girls like. Chicas ages 9-18 and their families are welcome.
LATINITAS & IBM PRESENT: ROBOT CHICA (AUSTIN, TX & surrounding areas)
March 28th, 2015 from 12 pm to 2 pm
Round Rock Library: 216 E Main Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664
Latinitas and IBM present Programming Robots using the Lego Mindstorms Robolab Kit
In this workshop, attendees will build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorm kit. At the end of the workshop, their robots will participate in a challenge against the robots programmed by the other students. The LegoMindstorms programming software has a simple visual drag-drop interface that can be easily used by kids. No previous programming experience is required.
The learning objective is to get the kids some experience in building and programming robots as a introduction to Engineering. The workshop activity helps demonstrate the Design, Build, Test principles behind any engineering activity.
CODE CHICA CONFERENCE - VIDEO GAME DESIGN! (AUSTIN, TX & surrounding areas)
April 18th, 2015 from 9 am-4:30 pm
Austin Community College Eastview Campus: 3401 Webberville Road, Austin TX
Over 47% of gamers are women, yet female heroes and stories in video games are hard to find. Girls will develop a video game from start to finish – first with art, some theater since video games are very cinematic and then to the development table to code the game. For girls ages 9-18. $15 for the day. Scholarships available.
EL PASO WORKSHOPS
February 21 from 10am-2pm
UTEP Mike Loya Academic Services Building, El Paso, TX
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 ages 10-17 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. Admission is free. For more information, contact Latinitas at 219.8554, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.LatinitasElPaso.com.
Latinitas offers a speakers bureau to provide culturally relevant, girl-empowerment and media-related workshops for Hispanic girls in Central and West Texas. Latinitas has offered classes, panels, presentations and events for groups such as the Girl Scouts, YWCA, Big Brother/ Big Sister, Child Protective Services, Mother Daughter Program, GENaustin, Expanding Your Horizons, schools, church groups, shelters and many other youth groups. Latinitas teaches girls skills related to journalism, poetry, film-making, audio production, web design, internet navigation, graphic art and photography. Workshops are tailored to the interests of each group and revolve around Latina empowerment themes such as confidence building, media awareness, body image, stereotypes, diversity, cultural pride, healthy relationships, violence prevention, bullying, goal setting, leadership, service learning, college preparation and several other girl-friendly topics. Latinitas receives numerous requests for training and community education services from within Texas and abroad. Latinitas offers out-of town full day and half day workshops at an hourly rate plus travel, lodging and per diem.
GIRL SCOUT BADGES
Latinitas works with the Girl Scout Central Texas Council and the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest to offer troop media, art, cultural and technology workshops that help girls ages 11-17 in completing requirements for Journeys and Badges.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
We are always looking to build partnerships with community groups to share our curriculum with Hispanic girls to give them an opportunity to explore media. Contact Alicia at email@example.com for more information about workshops in El Paso, TX. Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about programs in Austin, TX.