What is Latinitas?

Mission:

Empower all girls to innovate through media and technology.

Vision:

Create courageous leaders.

We are a non-profit 501c(3) organization focused on empowering girls to innovate through media and technology. We offer a variety of opportunities for girls to discover their voice, develop media and technology skills and build a solid foundation for their future.

WHAT DOES LATINITAS DO?

Through after-school clubs, camps, events and publications and channels, we provide a space, both in the physical and online, for girls to express themselves, develop their skills learn about their culture and discover their unique voice.

WHAT IS LATINITAS PURPOSE?

Latinas are underestimated and underrepresented. It’s time for Latinas to know that they are important; they deserve to see their experiences reflected honestly and accurately.

WHY IS LATINITAS FOCUSED ON YOUTH?

1 out of every 7 Latina teens attempts suicide. Hispanic girls lead girls nationwide in rate of suicide attempts.

(Source: Center for Disease Control)

41% of Latinas in the U.S. do no graduate from high school on time with a diploma.

(Source: Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund)

51% of Latinas get pregnant at least once before age 20 – compared to the national average of 35%.

(Source: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy)