El Renacimiento

El Renacimiento Project targets Latino boys and young men to help them heal, grow, and thrive by developing a positive cultural identity grounded in their indigenous history and culture. Students use storytelling to address their cultural conflict, health and wellness, self-sufficiency issues, and educational readiness skills, all within the positive context of their rich culture. The overall goal of the project is for Latino boys and young men to overcome the effects of systemic and historical trauma linked to discrimination, oppression, dehumanization and prolonged exposure to violence, poverty, and other forms of toxic stress. Currently, El Renacimiento is being implemented at Apollo Middle School in the Sunnyside Unified School District and Pueblo High School in Tucson Unified School District. The Project has also implemented at Roberts Naylor K-8, Drachman K-8, Envision High School, and Toltecalli High School Nearly 200 students have successfully graduated from the project over the past two years. This Project is funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Forward Promise Initiative.

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