Juntos NC Celebrates Quinceañera, Hispanic Heritage Month
From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, Juntos 4-H celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and the 15th anniversary of the program with special messages from students, alumni, families and partners across the nation on its social media.
During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), the Juntos 4-H Program celebrated its Quinceañera. This celebration was a tribute to the last 15 years of impact and growth for the program, and was an important milestone for the Hispanic/Latinx/a/o community. It symbolizes the coming of age for a young person as they enter a new role in society.
For Juntos, this is a new and promising stage of development for new opportunities. During the last month, Juntos students, parents, alumni and partners celebrated this milestone and shared their thoughts and vision for Juntos as it moves to its next 15 years of programming. This celebration fittingly took place during Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the history, culture and contributions of the Hispanic/Latinx/a/o community.
Enjoy the following videos and quotes from the many voices of the Juntos 4-H family:
Co-Founder of Juntos, Cintia Aguilar reflects on the achievements of the Juntos organization.
Idaho Juntos Program Manager Gretchen Manker shares her Juntos story.
Juntos student Karen Chavez shares how she feels like Juntos is family.
Juntos work study student Sebastian Rios on his vision for the future of Juntos. Click this link or the image above to play the video.
The University of Florida recognizes the Juntos team and Laura E. Valencia’s hard work in the Latinx community.
Work study student Juan Duran explains why he chose Juntos.
Carlos Sacerio, Juntos president at his school, describes the impact Juntos has had on his educational journey. Click here or on the image above to play the video.
Juntos co-founder Andrew Behnke shares how amazed he is to be welcoming Juntos’ Quinceañera. Click here or on the image above to play the video.
Xiomara Diaz-Vargas, former Indiana 4-H state specialist, celebrates Juntos’ impact in Indiana. Click here or on the image above to play the video.
Juntos National Director Diana Urieta explains what makes Juntos succeed. Click here or on the image above to play the video.
Juntos alumnus Erik Modesto Reyes and his mother talk about the impact of Juntos on them. Click here or on the image above to play the video.
Maria Gutierrez, a 4-H youth development and metro educator, speaks on the exciting presence of Juntos in Chicago. Click here or on the image above to play the video.
Michael Núñez and his mother Nina Núñez share their involvement with Juntos since he was in 8th grade! Click here or on the image above to play the video.
Learn more about Juntos at NC State on their website.