New Latino Outreach Initiative Launched with Boys & Girls Clubs

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On the evening of February 20, hundreds of community members from East Harlem and Washington Heights packed The Children's Aid Society’s East Harlem Center Boys & Girls Club’s gym to make their voices heard as part of a new outreach effort.

The standing-room-only crowd learned about the new Latino Outreach Initiative developed by the National Office of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to attract additional Latino youth and their families to local Clubs and cultivate young leaders.

Attendees were broken into focus groups and asked to provide their thoughts on the general needs of the Latino community and the specific needs of their own children and families. Their answers and comments will provide valuable help in creating activities and programming to meet the needs of the community.

The Children's Aid Society’s Boys & Girls Clubs at the East Harlem Center and Salomé Ureña de Henríquez Middle Academies Campus in Washington Heights will participate in the Latino Outreach Initiative in New York. In addition to reaching more Latino youth, The Children's Aid Society will also strengthen relationships with existing Latino members.