Latina Achievement Support

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LAS logoLatina Achievement Support, or LAS, is a culturally responsive mentoring program that supports local Latina high school students in overcoming systemic barriers to success and bridging the opportunity gap. The program encourages students to reach their academic and personal goals, pursue post-secondary education and opportunities and explore different career paths.

Our LAS Advocates are bilingual Latina college students and adults who provide guidance and create weekly programming to help the members of LAS have a space to grow, learn and support one another. Over the past four academic years, 100% of high school seniors in the LAS program have graduated, and 94% had plans to pursue post-secondary education. 

“I honestly can’t think of where I would be now without the support that I’ve received. From both my mentors, the LAS program and my peers in the program. It would be really hard to imagine myself in a different place.”
Jenny Ornelas, Member of LAS
“The YWCA provides the students with a source of support that they otherwise wouldn’t have. It’s creating a club that comes to the school specifically for these students and creates a safe space for them. [They can] see representation in higher education with a woman of color.”
Isabella, CU Boulder senior and LAS Advocate for Centarus HS


Now Hiring LAS Advocates for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more information.

Latina Achievement Support participants share their experiences

Logo for City of Boulder Housing and Human ServicesThank you to City of Boulder Housing and Human Services Department for your grant funding for Latina Achievement Support!