Juntos 2018–19 Annual Report

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Table of Contents

5 Juntos Program Theory Logic Model 9 General outcomes of Juntos interventions Student and Parent Demographics Student Outcomes Parent Outcomes 13 County Profiles Bladen County Catawba County Jerome, Idaho Pender County Sampson County Wake County Wayne County  

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Letter from the Director The 2018-2019 program year brought some challenging and exciting times to the history of Juntos. It was during this year that leadership requested bridge funding from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to ensure principal staff salaries and programming could be financially supported. Between 2018-2019, Juntos leadership changed while the program also lost vital staff at the state and county level. Due to grants ending, several counties lost full-time Juntos Coordinators, and program leadership had to hire and train new staff. Losing high performing staff did take a toll on the program’s school year impact. Fortunately, the program’s state and national reputation, growth, and history of impact provided the senior director a platform to request sustainability support from NC State University leadership. This investment by NC State allowed the Juntos Program to move to the Division of Academic and Student Affairs in full partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This move has provided support for crucial program positions to be 100% focused on growth with quality programming, focused on building sustainability, and using evidence-based practices that will promote the success of Juntos students and their families.

Diana Urieta, MSW Juntos Program Senior Director/Co-Developer

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Juntos and the Juntos Program Theory

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Juntos Program Theory Program Overview

Program Services Delivered

Juntos means “Together� in Spanish and this program works to unite community partners to support Latino 8-12th grade students and their parents with knowledge, skills, and resources to support the youth in their journey to achieve a high school diploma and to encourage families to work together to achieve their youth’s academic goals. The program consists of four components: Family Engagement, Juntos 4-H Clubs, One-onone Success Coaching, and Summer Programing. The mission of the Juntos Program is to help Latino students achieve high school graduation and attend higher education.

During the 2018-19 school year, 314 students in NC were in the JUNTOS-NC program across Wayne, Wake, Sampson, Pender, Yadkin, Catawba and Bladen Counties.

The Juntos program initially developed in 2007, delivering a series of six family workshops that brought students and their parents together to learn about the US educational system, including; graduation requirements, communication, advocacy, and higher education, among other topics. In 2011, the Juntos program expanded from the single family engagement component, adding three more components, to create a four component program engaging students and their families to improve student success in high school and help get them to college. The Juntos program currently maintains four components: 1. Family Engagement 2. Juntos 4-H Clubs 3. One on One Success Coaching and/or Mentoring 4. Summer Programming.

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In North Carolina this year local Juntos groups hosted 182 events for youth and families during the 2018-19 year. This includes: 105 4-H Club meetings, 42 Family nights and 35 other events. Other events ranged from FAFSA workshops and STEM career exploration field trips to community service opportunities and regional 4-H summits.


Logic Model Inputs

Materials

Training and Technical Support

Juntos Family Engagement Family Engagment Curriculumn

County Level Coordinators trained on Family Engagment Curriculumn Annually

Outputs

Activities

Impacts Participation Expectations

One–Two Years

Two–Five Years

Five Plus Years

1. Increase Juntos parental engagement with youth’s education and career goals 2. Increase Juntos parental monitoring of youth’s academic progress 3. Increase Juntos parental advocacy for their child’s education 4. Increase Juntos families’ skills needed to navigate the educational system 5. Increase Juntos families’ skills and knowledge needed to access higher education 6. Encourage Parental Leadership in the Juntos Program

1. Increase Juntos parental engagement with youth's education and school 2. Increase Juntos parental engagement in their youth’s academic success 3. Build Parental Leadership in the Juntos Program

1. Strengthen connection between parents, school faculty and administration to improve outcomes generally for Latino students 2. Increase Juntos parental engagement in their youth’s academic success 3. Increase Juntos Parental Leadership in the Juntos Program and the School

1. Cultivate Juntos youth’s life skills 2. Increase Juntos youth’s engagement in community service 3. Increase Juntos youth’s STEM career aspirations and skills 4. Increase Juntos youth’s involvment in the state 4-H program and their local Juntos 4-H club 5. Develop substantive relationships between Juntos youth and supportive nonparent adults/mentors 6. Increase Juntos youth leadership via peer to peer mentoring

1. Continue to support Juntos youth’s development and growth in their life skills 2. Increase Juntos youth integration into their local community 3. Increase number of Juntos youth selecting STEM career pathways 4. Increase Juntos youth’s sense of community and belonging in Juntos and their school

1. Reduce Juntos Student School Drop-Out Rates 2. Increasing Juntos Student Career Attainment

90% of youth at funded sites are success-coached throughout the academic school year

1. Develop relationship and goals for Juntos youth’s academic achievement 2. Modeling self-advocacy for Juntos youth in the classroom and school environment 3. Increase Juntos youth’s overall feeling of being supported at school

1. Increase Juntos youth’s school attendance and grades 2. Increase Juntos youth’s self-advocacy in the classroom and school environment 3. Increase in the number of Juntos youth being accepted into college.

1. Increase Juntos Youth’s Successful Graduation and Transition to Higher Ed and Career 2. Increase Juntos youth’s selfadvocacy in Higher Ed and Career 3. Increase in the number of Latino youth being accepted into college.

60% of enrolled youth participate in summer programming opportunities

1. Increases Juntos youth’s aspirations and expectations to go to college 2. Increase Juntos youth’s preparation for career & higher education options 3. Cultivate a sense of empowerment and leadership in Juntos Youth

1. Normalize Higher Education Options among Juntos Youth 2. Increase Juntos Youth’s Alumni Leadership in Academy 3. Cultivate a sense of empowerment and leadership in Juntos Youth

1. Increase in the number of Juntos youth successfully graduating from college with a certificate or diploma.

Juntos Family Engagement 6-week HS Workshop Series or 5-week MS Workshop Series

70% of enrolled families per site attend the full workshop series once a year

Support Facilitating for New Coordinators Family Engagement Guide for Educators and School Administrators

Monthly and Individual Calls to Collaboratively Support Coordinators

Additional Juntos Family Nights and Family Events

70% of enrolled families per site attend bimonthly family nights and events

Site Visits to Ensure Implementation Fidelity Juntos 4-H Clubs

Juntos 4-H Clubs

Juntos 4-H Club Guide

County Level Coordinators Trained on Varied 4-H Club Guide and Project Planning Annually

4-H STEM Curriculum and Kits

Monthly and Individual Calls to Collaboratively Support Coordinators

Focus on tutoring, public speaking, life skills, and community service

70% of enrolled youth attend club meetings and/or other club events at least twice a month

Field Trips & Events Extracurricular Activities Introduction of Supportive NonParental Adults

Site Visits to Ensure Implementation Fidelity

Juntos One-on-One Success Coaching and/ or Mentoring

Juntos One-on-One Success Coaching and/ or Mentoring

Success Coaching Guides and Database Management for Tracking Student Progress

Providing academic and social support

County Level Coordinators Trained on Success Coaching, College Prep Necessities and Tracking Annually

One-on-One academic planning and mentoring

Monthly and Individual Calls to Collaboratively Support Coordinators Document Review to Ensure Implementation Fidelity Summer Programming NC State Organized Summer Academy

Summer Programming Leadership, Coordiantors, Local Latino Professionals and NCSU Faculty collaborate to plan and facilitate a one week summer residental program at NCSU

Summer Academy Local 4-H Summer Programming Other Local Events

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Evaluation Methods Juntos evaluation is based largely on pre and post surveys of students and parents who have been in the Juntos program for at least half of one academic year. Additional sources include focus groups with parents and youth in three counties (Bladen, Catawba and Wayne), local county staff’s reports. Student surveys were aligned with the logic model and Junto’s goals to measure the impact of the program and behavioral/attitudinal shifts among parents and students. Additionally, the summer academy component was assessed with its own before and after surveys in addition to the end of year post surveys with all students. Students and Parents were asked to rate their attitudes and behaviors on a number of areas related to student success and parental support as they were 12 months ago and currently, at the time of the survey. This allows us to assess change as perceived by the students and parents through the surveys and the summer focus groups, when we ask them to think back on the change they saw or didn’t see during the previous academic year.

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General Outcomes of Juntos Interventions

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General Outcomes Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 24 students in 8th grade and 45 students in 9th grade who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! The Juntos program in Idaho served 68 students from 8th-12th grade and their families during the 2018-19 school year.

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 1.33 years. 72.06% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events regularly during the 2018-19 school year. Students reported in their post surveys that they spent about 3.83 hours a week engaged in Juntos related activities during the school year.

1B: Parent Engagement During this year, I‌ Parent Engagement During this year, I...

66.07%

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

10.71%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

44.64%

78.57%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

21.43%

Attended most of the Juntos events

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos family has 2.82 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 10

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General Outcomes

2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement

Juntos helped me to… Improve my school attendance

32.34% 32.8% Mostly As

41.92%

45.6%

Mostly Bs

66%

Take responsibility for my grades

87%

Improve my behavior at school

20.8% 20.96% Mostly Cs

0.8%

4.19%

Mostly Ds

0%

77%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

80%

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

79% 88%

Plan for my future

0.6%

Mostly Fs

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

Overall, student grades remained very similar from fall to spring.

Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

Student Responses on Parent Engagement My Parent(s)…

98%

Support my child’s academic success.

74%

Learn more about STEM

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98%

82%

92.02

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

97.5

95.12

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school.

73.17

Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

99.17

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

88.24

95

N/A

Student Communication 2D: Communication

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

89.17

87.2

Talk(s) with me about my grades

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

More students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year, than had at the beginning of the school year, showing a positive shift over the course of the year!

2B: Frequency

87%

My parents

83%

My teachers and other school staff

82%

My peers

98.18% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Student Self-Advocacy Last Year

This Year

Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

2.14 times

2.78 times

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

1.89 times

2.18 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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Students Engaged in Juntos NORTH CAROLINA

20 Wake

35 Catawba

9 Wayne 16 Sampson 9 Bladen

23 Pender

IDAHO

24 Jerome

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County Profiles

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Bladen County Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 9 students who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! Juntos in Bladen hosted 7 family events and a total of 17 events combining student and family events over the 2018-19 school year. 1B: Parent Engagement

During year, I‌ Parent this Engagement

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 1 years. 66.67% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events either always or very often during that school year.

During this year, I...

100%

60%

Attended most of the Juntos events

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

0%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

60%

60%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

Dosage of each program element that was presented: Club, Family Engagement, Success Coaching, and Summer Academy

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

80%

60%

40%

20%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos-NC family has 3 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 14

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2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement (Spring)

Juntos helped me to… 55.56%

Mostly As

Mostly Bs

22.22% Mostly Cs

0% Mostly Ds

0% Mostly Fs

No data for for grades in the fall term.

67%

Improve my behavior at school

78%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

78%

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

78%

Plan for my future

78%

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

78% 67%

Learn more about STEM

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Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

100%

Support my child’s academic success.

33%

Take responsibility for my grades

22.22%

100%

Improve my school attendance

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school. Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

Student Communication 2D: Communication

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

Student Responses on Parent Engagement My Parent(s)…

N/A

100

Talk(s) with me about my grades

N/A

100

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans

N/A

100

Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

N/A

100

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

N/A

100

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

Students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year! No data for the fall term.

2B: Frequency

89%

My parents

89%

My teachers and other school staff

78%

My peers

100% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Student Self-Advocacy Last Year

This Year

Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

1.94 times

2.44 times

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

1.43 times

1.79 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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Catawba County Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 35 students who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! Juntos in Catawba hosted 7 family events and a total of 23 events combining student and family events over the 2018-19 school year. 1B: Parent Engagement

During this year, I‌ Parent Engagement

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 2.4 years. 50% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events either always or very often during that school year. Students reported in their post surveys that they spent about 1.96 hours a week engaged in Juntos related activities during the school year.

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

During this year, I...

54.55%

18.18%

Attended most of the Juntos events

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

0.00%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

36.36%

90.91%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Dosage of each program element that was presented: Club, Family Engagement, Success Coaching, and Summer Academy

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos family has 2.13 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 16

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2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement

Juntos helped me to…

25%

Improve my school attendance

30.56%

Mostly As

44.44%

52.78%

Mostly Bs

57%

Take responsibility for my grades

91%

Improve my behavior at school

19.44%

22.22%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

Mostly Cs

0%

5.56%

86%

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

Mostly Ds

0%

72%

77% 89%

Plan for my future

0%

Mostly Fs

Overall, student grades improved from the fall to spring!

2E: Juntos helped me... Juntos helped me...

Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

100%

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

80% 71%

Learn more about STEM

Student Responses on Parent Engagement My Parent(s)…

100%

Support my child’s academic success.

100

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school.

86.11

Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

88.88

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

100

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans

91.67

Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

91.67

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

N/A

Student Communication 2D: Communication

Talk(s) with me about my grades

97.22 97.22

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

94.44

More students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year, than had at the beginning of the school year, showing a positive shift over the course of the year!

2B: Frequency

94%

My parents

83%

My teachers and other school staff

80%

My peers

100% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Student Self-Advocacy Last Year

This Year

Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

2.00 times

2.71 times

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

1.68 times

1.94 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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Jerome, Idaho Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 24 students in 8th grade and 45 students in 9th grade who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! The Juntos program in Idaho served 68 students from 8th-12th grade and their families during the 2018-19 school year.

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 1.33 years. 72.06% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events regularly during the 2018-19 school year. Students reported in their post surveys that they spent about 3.83 hours a week engaged in Juntos related activities during the school year.

1B: Parent Engagement During this year, I‌ Parent Engagement During this year, I...

77.78%

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

22.22%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

55.56%

66.67%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

27.78%

Attended most of the Juntos events

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos family has 2.82 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 18

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2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement

Juntos helped me to…

34.78%

42.19%

Mostly As

28.13%

26.09% 26.56% Mostly Cs

4.35%

78%

Improve my behavior at school

65%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

65%

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

Mostly Ds

0%

56%

Take responsibility for my grades

33.33%

Mostly Bs

3.13%

Improve my school attendance

73% 78%

Plan for my future

1.45%

Mostly Fs

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

Overall, student grades remained very similar from fall to spring.

63%

Learn more about STEM

2E: Juntos helped me... Juntos helped me...

Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

100%

60%

Student Responses on Parent Engagement My Parent(s)…

100%

Support my child’s academic success.

94.12

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

89.39

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school.

60.61

Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

92.65

86.36

Talk(s) with me about my grades

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

77.94

N/A

Student Communication 2D: Communication

96.97

89.86

83.82

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

More students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year, than had at the beginning of the school year, showing a positive shift over the course of the year!

2B: Frequency

62%

My parents

59%

My teachers and other school staff

68%

My peers

100% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Student Self-Advocacy Last Year

This Year

Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

1.84 times

2.68 times

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

1.27 times

1.87 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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Pender County Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 23 students who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! Juntos in Pender hosted 4 family events and a total of 26 events combining student and family events over the 2018-19 school year.

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 2.8 years. 65.21% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events either always or very often during that school year. Students reported in their post surveys that they spent about 1.59 hours a week engaged in Juntos related activities during the school year.

1B: Parent Engagement During this year, I‌ Parent Engagement During this year, I...

40%

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

0%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

20%

100%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

0%

Attended most of the Juntos events

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos family has 2.8 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 20

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Pender County

2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement

Juntos helped me to… Improve my school attendance

42.11% 43.48% Mostly As

47.83%

52.63%

Mostly Bs

74%

Take responsibility for my grades

91%

Improve my behavior at school

5.26%

8.7%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

Mostly Cs

0%

0%

0%

0%

Mostly Ds

Mostly Fs

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

91%

Plan for my future

91% 82% 87%

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2E: Juntos helped me... Juntos helped me...

Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

Student Responses on Parent Engagement My Parent(s)…

100%

Support my child’s academic success.

74%

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

Overall, student grades remained similar from fall to spring.

100%

83%

73.68

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

89.47

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school.

68.42

Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

68.42

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

Talk(s) with me about my grades

95.65

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

86.96

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

81.82

N/A

Student Communication 2D: Communication

95.65

95.65

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

More students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year, than had at the beginning of the school year, showing a positive shift over the course of the year!

2B: Frequency

82%

87%

87%

Student Self-Advocacy Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

My parents

My teachers and other school staff

My peers

100% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

Last Year

This Year

1.84 times

2.48 times

1.8 times

1.72 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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Sampson County Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 16 students who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! Juntos in Sampson hosted 7 family events and a total of 14 events combining student and family events over the 2018-19 school year.

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 2.6 years. 62.50% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events either always or very often during that school year. Students reported in their post surveys that they spent about 2.5 hours a week engaged in Juntos related activities during the school year.

1B: Parent Engagement During this year, I‌ Parent Engagement During this year, I...

75%

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

25%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

50%

50%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

25%

Attended most of the Juntos events

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos family has 2.67 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 22

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Sampson County

2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement

Juntos helped me to… 37.5%

Improve my school attendance

41.18%

Mostly As

25%

44.12%

Mostly Bs

8.82%

31.25%

Mostly Cs

5.88% 6.25% Mostly Ds

0%

69%

Take responsibility for my grades

75%

Improve my behavior at school

69%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

69%

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

69% 81%

Plan for my future

0%

Mostly Fs

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

Student Responses on Parent Engagement

100%

Support my child’s academic success.

63%

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2E: Juntos helped me... Juntos helped me...

100%

75%

My Parent(s)…

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school.

78.79

Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

81.25

90.63

100

Talk(s) with me about my grades

90.91

100

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

81.25

N/A

Student Communication 2D: Communication

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

90.91

95.75

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

More students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year, than had at the beginning of the school year, showing a positive shift over the course of the year!

2B: Frequency

75%

69%

62%

Student Self-Advocacy Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

My parents

My teachers and other school staff

My peers

100% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

Last Year

This Year

2.22 times

2.16 times

1.6 times

1.93 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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Wake County Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 20 students who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! Juntos in Wake hosted 5 family events and a total of 11 events combining student and family events over the 2018-19 school year.

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 3.25 years. 65.00% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events either always or very often during that school year.

1B: Parent Engagement During this year, I‌ Parent Engagement During this year, I...

50.0%

12.5%

Attended most of the Juntos events

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

12.5%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

37.5%

87.5%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos family has 2.88 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 24

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Wake County

2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement

Juntos helped me to…

24.32%

Improve my school attendance

30.43%

Mostly As

40.54% 43.48% Mostly Bs

73%

Take responsibility for my grades

81%

Improve my behavior at school

26.09% 29.73%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

Mostly Cs

0%

5.41%

81%

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

Mostly Ds

0%

86%

75% 90%

Plan for my future

0%

Mostly Fs

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

Overall, student grades improved from fall to spring!

65%

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2E: Juntos helped me... Juntos helped me...

Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

100%

85%

Student Responses on Parent Engagement My Parent(s)…

100%

Support my child’s academic success.

94.59

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

97.3

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school.

59.46

Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

100

86.46

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

90

N/A

Student Communication 2D: Communication

Talk(s) with me about my grades

95

95

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

95

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

More students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year, than had at the beginning of the school year, showing a positive shift over the course of the year!

2B: Frequency

85%

My parents

85%

My teachers and other school staff

85%

My peers

100% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Student Self-Advocacy Last Year

This Year

Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

2.36 times

3.05 times

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

1.95 times

2.61 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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Wayne County Program Services Delivered At the end of the 2018-19 school year, 9 students who were actively engaged in the Juntos program responded to the end of year survey and gave Juntos staff a great idea of their growth during the year and the impacts the program had for them! Juntos in Wayne hosted 3 family events and a total of 7 events combining student and family events over the 2018-19 school year.

Dosage Of the parents who responded to the spring post survey their child/children had been a part of Juntos for an average of 3.6 years. 88.88% of students reported that their parents participated in Juntos events either always or very often during that school year.

1B: Parent Engagement During this year, I‌ Parent Engagement During this year, I...

80%

0%

Attended most of the Juntos events

Volunteered or helped out at Juntos events

0%

Led or assisted in leading Juntos events

40%

80%

Attended Family Workshops

Attended Juntos Family Nights and/or other events

Demographics of Students and Parents Almost 100% of the students and families who participate in Juntos are of Latino/Hispanic ethnic background. Though Juntos would never turn away students who are from a different group, the program is designed specifically to meet the particular cultural needs of Latino/Hispanic students and their families. Many parents are immigrants, but the vast majority of students are US born. Juntos students who complete a college degree are typically the first in their family to do so. Knowing this about Juntos families, the program is tailored to help students and parents learn about preparing for and gaining access to higher education together, in order to work as a team to achieve their goals.

1A: Parent Education Parental Education Attainment Parental Education Attainment Mother/Guardian

Father/Guardian

100%

80%

60%

40%

20%

Less than High school

High School Diploma

Some College

4-year degree

MA, PhD, Professional Degree

The average Juntos family has 2.25 children at home, so if parents and students learn together and prepare together for higher education, then the older child in high school and in Juntos is paving the way for their younger siblings and the two generation approach of Juntos supports those younger siblings whether or not they choose to participate in the program when they get to 8th or 9th grade, because the knowledge about this process is already in the family. 26

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Wayne County

2A: Student Grades Pre Survey to Post Survey Academic Achievement

Juntos helped me to… 37.5%

44.44%

Mostly As

43.75%44.44% Mostly Bs

Improve my school attendance

100%

Take responsibility for my grades

100%

Improve my behavior at school

11.11%

18.75%

Feel confident to be myself when I am at school

Mostly Cs

0%

0%

0%

0%

89% 100%

Feel more prepared to go to college or trade schools

Mostly Ds

89% 100%

Plan for my future

Mostly Fs

Make connections with professionals, mentors, and role models

Overall, student grades improved from fall to spring!

Parent Advocacy: Juntos helped me to…

Student Responses on Parent Engagement My Parent(s)…

100%

Support my child’s academic success.

100%

Learn more about STEM

2E: Juntos helped me... Juntos helped me...

100%

89%

Learn to advocate for my child in school.

100% Learn to motivate my child to do well in school.

68.75

Parents report that overall participating in the Juntos program has helped them support, advocate for and motivate their child/children!

93.75

100

Talk(s) with me about my grades

93.75

100

Talk(s) with me about my future education and career plans Make(s) sure that I am taking the right classes

88.88

93.75

N/A

Student Communication 2D: Communication

Juntos helped me communicate better with…

100

Praise(s) me for my accomplishments

100

Attend(s) events or meetings at my school

More students reported that their parents engaged in supportive parenting behaviors on a regular basis at the end of the school year, than had at the beginning of the school year, showing a positive shift over the course of the year!

2B: Frequency

100%

My parents

89%

My teachers and other school staff

89%

My peers

100% of Parents reported in their Post Surveys that Juntos helped them to improve communication with their child/ children.

Student Self-Advocacy Last Year

This Year

Students’ frequency of talking with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff about their academic progress

2.56 times

3.5 times

Students’ frequency of advocating for oneself with school teachers, school counselors, or other school staff

2.89 times

3.06 times

Students increased their ability to self advocate, as evidenced by their increased frequency reaching out to school faculty and staff to talk about their academic progress.

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