Juntos (pronounced "who-n-toes") is a Spanish word that means "together" and is the name given to Ready4Life Challenge clubs designed for Spanish speaking youth and families. Juntos clubs are created to help middle and high school students and their families gain the skills and knowledge needed to achieve success through high school graduation, pursuit of of post-secondary education, and sustained employment. Juntos clubs offer three components designed to create a supportive environment in which students can develop life skills, learning skills, and literacy skills for the 21st century.
Family Focus Series
Family support is an essential component to preparing youth for their future as adults. Juntos clubs help family members support youth by providing monthly seminars that bring the families together in the same space to participate in engaging activities related to preparing youth for learning beyond high school and working successfully on a job.
4-H Club Membership
Learn by doing is what we do in 4-H and by becoming a 4-H club member participants in Juntos will have opportunities to practice what they learn in real world settings. Youth will practice teamwork, leadership, public speaking, and explore a variety of skills that will serve them as future adults. 4-H club membership also comes with the option of participating in many of the other experiences the 4-H has to offer.
Success Coaching & Mentoring
Youth are matched either one to one or in a small group of 4 with an adult who meets with them at least once each week. During the coaching & mentoring sessions youth are developing a meaningful relationship with a positive adult role model, engaged in hands on activities illustrate key success principles, and participate in meaningful discussion with coaches that cover a variety of readiness topics.