LATINOS IN ACTION

ABOUT US, WHO WE ARE, OUR MISSION, AND WHAT WE DO

WHO WE ARE

 

LIA currently serves over 100 schools throughout Utah, Idaho, Washington, Arizona, Florida, and Texas. One hundred of these schools are located in 25 of Utah’s school districts; including high need districts like Granite, Salt Lake, Canyons (Midvale), Davis, and Alpine. LIA currently serves over 3100 students annually through LIA classrooms. These middle, Junior High, and High School students are paired with elementary school students as mentors and tutors; bringing the total students LIA reaches to more than 5000 annually and growing.

LIA students are civically engaged young men and women who aspire to better their lives through education, leadership, professionalism, and service. Through their service, they are role models and leaders in their communities. They are recognized scholars, mentors, and trail blazers setting the example for future generations of Latinos.

VISION

 

All LIA students graduate high school, college and career ready
All LIA students retain through post-secondary educational tracks while cultivating chaaracter traits and leadership skills necessary to succeed in life
All LIA students complete post-secondary educational tracts and enter the workforce earning a livable wage
All LIA students have the self-efficacy to persist through their educational goals and become contributing members of their communities

MISSION

 

Empowering Latino youth to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness