The primary goal of MANA’s HERMANITAS® Program is to encourage Hispanic adolescent girls to stay in school, live healthy lives and pursue high academic and career goals. This program offers middle and high school girls a year-long curriculum that focuses on helping them succeed in life, raise their self-confidence and expectations for the future, develop their leadership skills, set and meet goals to realize their potential and start them on their road to a career that matches their skills and passion. The process involves partnering with their families, schools, community and other organizations.
•We currently have programs at El Camino HS in OUSD, Carlsbad and Sage Creek HS in Carlsbad and Orange Glen H.S. in Escondido.
•“MANA Club” with weekly seminars
•Conferences and college visits
•We give college scholarships to those seniors having a least a 3.0 GPA, with priority to those going to a 4-year university
In the few last years, we have devoted much time to developing an outstanding curriculum that not only teaches the principles of success and planning for college and a career, but also character development and healthy living.