Together for a Better Education (Juntos para una mejor educación) Program
The “Juntos” program (pronounced: Who-n-tos) provides Latino parents and youth with knowledge and resources to prevent 8-12th grade students from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college. This experiential program is taught in either English or Spanish and meets for 2½ hours once a week for six weeks in the evenings. Juntos also uses success coaches and college age-mentors to provide weekly afterschool clubs and activities with the target students before and after the 6-week program. The program brings together partners from Cooperative Extension, high schools and local community colleges, youth and their families, and college-age mentors to learn how to succeed in school.
NCFR members enjoy member benefits such as the Professional Resources Library, online access to the NCFR journals (if your membership level includes a journal description), online member directory, inclusion in online discussion forums, and "NCFR Report," the quarterly magazine. Members also receive discounts on conference registration, books and materials, and Certified Family Life Educator fees.