Stories from our
Chicas Youth Development Program
The Future Nurse
Jennifer was a shy kid. She never raised her hand to ask questions in class, she didn’t socialize much, and she was embarrassed to speak Spanish in public. With the help of Chicas, all that changed, and now she’s on her way to becoming a nurse. READ JENNIFER’S STORY
When a STEM Summer Camp Changes Your Life
Latina women are severely under-represented in STEM fields. In the U.S., only 3% of science and engineering masters , and fewer than 1% of PhD’s , are awarded to minority women. Our Chicas STEM camp is changing that for girls like Roxy. READ ON MEDIUM
The Empowerment of a Chica
Briana was painfully shy when she was little. As a bright student in elementary school, her inability to speak up for herself was affecting her learning. But when she began Chicas, things started to change. WATCH VIDEO
Getting To College As a First-Generation Latina
Daniela and Isbeidy are cousins who grew up living two very different lives. But, they both have the same goal — to be the first person in their family to go to college. READ ON MEDIUM
Brianda refused to give up. Now she’s giving back.
Brianda crossed the U.S.-Mexico border when she was six years old. She’s one of our Chicas Youth Facilitators and is on a mission to empower Latina girls. WATCH VIDEO
As a bilingual student, school is anything but easy.
Yolanda grew up bilingual, and as a young child she struggled to pass tests that were in English. But now she’s building an airplane about to graduate as the valedictorian of her class.