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
8 young women pose under neon sign reading "You Belong Here."
LAS students visit CU Denver in May 2022.

2021-2022 School Year

Despite many COVID-related obstacles this school year, LAS had 12 active participants at New Vista High School in Boulder. The group took time to relax and get to know each other at an escape room social event in March.

On May 10, 8 LAS participants from New Vista visited the University of Colorado Denver to learn about their options for post-secondary education and future careers.

Now Hiring LAS Advocates for the 2022-2023 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!