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The ELLA (Esperanza’s Latina Leadership Alliance) Program is a gender-specific program that focuses on positive self-image, leadership, identity, and emotional wellbeing. ELLA provides a safe place for girls to learn social and communication skills, cooperation, leadership, and the importance of education.  We also discuss the many issues that adolescent females cope with daily.

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

  • Students meet in a group weekly during and/or after school hours to discuss issues affecting their lives and participate in related activities.
  • Guest speakers are invited to present topics such as diversity, culture, financial literacy, and more.

Our sessions and curriculum: Personal and practical

  • Gender-specific issues
  • Latino issues and how they impact the family and community
  • Higher education (information, options, and procedures)
  • Conflict management and communication skills
  • Health and Wellness
  • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Positive self-image
  • Self-Esteem and Affirmations
  • Goal Setting

For more information, or to register, contact our Mentoring staff

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