WHO WE ARE
Empowerment Enrichment Success
Southwest LatinX is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of LatinX youth. Through STEAM-related curriculums, workshops, after-school programs, conferences, and events, we connect children with learning material in the fields of science, media, art, technology, literature, and other educational avenues.
While our primary focus is on providing extended educational opportunities and professional exposure, Southwest LatinX also connects young LatinXs with ways of establishing their cultural identity while strengthening their self-esteem and confidence.
Our organization operates in the El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez borderplex. Much of our community's youth disproportionally face social and economic challenges while also experiencing educational setbacks including unstable housing, poverty levels, language barriers, and mental health issues. Additionally, they can experience drug abuse, teen pregnancy, and school abandonment as adolescents.
Southwest LatinX believes that empowerment and enrichment are essential to addressing the critical state of our community's LatinX youth. By empowering them, strengthening their confidence, and helping them navigate their inquisitiveness, we do our part in building a solid foundation for their future.
HOW WE DO THIS:
Mediate STEAM-related curriculums and professionals with multiple participants while exposing them to different careers, preparing them for higher education and, ultimately, the workforce.
Provide creative outlets, enabling self-expression, cultural identity, and voice discovery.
Encourage continuous school enrollment and participation.
Connect participants with positive role models and mentors.
Positively reinforce confidence and self-esteem.
Connect participants with media and access to tools in technology.
Promote leadership development, goal setting, and community service among LatinX community.