Juntos 4-H: Together for a Better Education


Purdue Extension 4-H Youth Development launched the Juntos 4-H Program in 2020, with a plan to provide middle school Latinx, other multiracial and multicultural students, and their families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and increase college access and attendance rates. 

The program was designed with Latinx families in mind, however it also serves and welcomes students form other ethnic or cultural backgrounds.

The students have a sense of belonging. They feel like this group is for me, created by people like me. People that look like me show up, people that speak my language show up, people that can communicate with my parents and care about my well-being.

- Juntos 4-H Staff Member

Mission, Vision, and Objectives

Our Mission

The mission of the Juntos 4-H Program is to help Latinx and other multiracial and multicultural students  achieve high school graduation and attend higher education.

Our Four Components

The Juntos 4-H Program is an intensive long-term program made up of four components:

  1. Juntos 4-H Family Engagement via a 5 to 6 week workshop series and other family nights and family events
  2. Juntos 4-H Clubs with a focus on tutoring, STEM, , public speaking, life skills, career exploration and community service
  3. Monthly One-On-One Success Coaching and/or Mentoring by an adult who monitors academic progress and coaches them to achieve their academic goals
  4. Juntos 4-H Summer Programming that includes the Juntos Summer Academy, which is a week long experience at Purdue University, and other local 4-H summer programs

Our Objectives

  1. Increase family engagement that leads to students’ educational success
  2. Increase the sense of belonging among students and families in their schools and communities
  3. Increase student success by improving student attendance and grades, and achieving high school graduation
  4. Increase the percentage of multiracial and multicultural students attending higher education

Resources and More

Juntos 4-H is currently being implemented in nine Indiana counties: Jackson, Lake, Marion, Dubois, Daviess, Elkhart, Clinton, Tipton, St. Joseph.

North Carolina State University launched the Juntos Program in 2007, with a plan to provide high school Latino students and their families with the knowledge, skills, and resources to ensure high school graduation and increase college access and attendance rates.

North Carolina State University Juntos 4-H Leadership led a National Juntos 4-H Training in Indiana in March 2024. Learn more about the professional development opportunity.

Juntos 4-H Program continues to bring success for Latino students in Jackson County. Learn more about the Jackson County Juntos 4-H Program.

Juntos 4-H plants seeds of inspiration for next generation. Learn about the Juntos 4-H Aeroponic Grow Tower project in Jackson County.

For more information about Juntos 4-H, please reach out to Regional Educator for 4-H Juntos, Heather VonDielingen.

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