Appendix: Nuevo Dia|
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nuevo Dia, founded by Centro de la Familia, a community-based nonprofit agency, targets Latina girls ages 11 to 15 years who are school dropouts or at risk of dropping out. The program encourages academic skill building for the girl and her mother, and helps strengthen the mother-daughter bond. Mothers provide positive role models and gain new skills that enable them to help their daughters succeed in school. The 15-month program serves 25 mother-daughter pairs. Program focus includes academic skills, life skills, role modeling, sexuality, gender bias, assertiveness training, and relationship skills. Cultural awareness classes and field trips help connect mother-daughter pairs with their community and build positive ethnic identity.