Mariposa

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Mariposa is a leadership and life skills program for young Latina girls. At Mariposa, we strive to help Latina girls create a vision for their future and develop skills necessary to succeed.

The girls meet weekly and work on a life skills curriculum which includes healthy life choices, encourages high school completion, and employs strong peer mentoring to encourage girls to celebrate living in two cultures.

Activities include:

  • Music and dance
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking
  • Field trips to local businesses and schools
  • Health and safety
  • Community service projects
  • Family projects

Started in 1997 at the Farm Labor Homes, Mariposa now serves girls at Blue Ridge, Sharpstein, Edison and Green Park elementary schools.