NOSOTRAS EN CONTROL
This program is for middle-school and high-school aged Latina girls. Nosotras En Control is for Latina girls who are the first or second generation of their family to live in the Unites States. They are also typically the first women in their families to attend school after the primary grades, and thus the first to have a chance at graduating from high school. The goal of the Nosotras En Control program is to empower and educate young Latinas in the Tri-Valley so that they can become the leaders of tomorrow. This program focuses on building self-esteem, making positive choices and creating an educational plan. For many of the girls, gangs and teenage pregnancy are what await them if they do not “take control” when they are young. BasicNecessities.org works with several departments at Las Positas College in Livermore to provide the girls with a series of workshops during the summer.