The ELLA (Esperanza’s Latina Leadership Alliance) Program is gender-specific leadership program which brings together Latina adults with Latina high school youth. ELLA provides a safe place for girls to learn social and communication skills, cooperation and leadership, the importance of education, and most important of all, a safe place to discuss the many issues that adolescent females cope with daily. Participants also go to cultural and sporting events, and field trips, and host celebrations for their families. Throughout it all, we consistently reinforce the message that graduating high school and going on to college is the most important thing they can do.
Our purpose: Development and encouragement
By providing teenagers with leadership and educational resources, students increase knowledge and expand their awareness of the common challenges and opportunities before them.
Our format: Hands-on, real-world, and in-person
Our sessions and curriculum: Personal and practical
For more information, or to register, contact our Mentoring staff.