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How latinitas inspired me

During our summer camps the girls wrote down ways continue to inspired them and help them lead the way: 

Paulina; " I got inspired by learning that in order to be a good leader i also have to think about myself and that only i can make my dreams happen"

Karla: " How to control my stress and some tips on stress situations" 

           " They helped me lead by showing me the meaning of leadership and how to show leadership to others"

Fernanda: "I was…


Added by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments

Que Viva La Reina del Tex-Mex

On Tuesday, 300 fans gathered in front of Los Angeles’ Madame Tussaud for the unveiling of Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure. People from all over the country flew in to see the beloved Tejana artist. Not surprisingly, being that Selena was from Corpus Cristi, many of the guests in attendance were from Texas. Additionally, many of the fans in attendance spoke about how Selena’s wax figure also paid tribute to the incredible contributions Selena made to…


Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

“Her accent is a stubborn compass/ Always pointing her towards home”

Growing up, I was always nervous of speaking in class because I was afraid someone would make fun of my accent. I would avoid eye contact whenever a teacher would be looking for someone to read the next passage. Of course, this only led to the teacher calling on me to read. I never quite understood why teachers did this. I suppose it’s because they think it will help shy students speak more in class. Well, let me tell you,…


Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 6, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Financial Aid and Scholarships for College

Hola chicas!

For many seniors in high school, the college application process has already started. And from experience, I know it can be a bit overwhelming.

Thus, I have decided to write a post today dedicated to the financial aid and scholarship application…


Added by Jazmin Lopez on September 7, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Feeling Beautiful

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but most importantly, beauty comes from within.  There are various ways that women and young ladies like to assess their beauty.  I am here to tell you that the way you choose to express yourself makes you beautiful.  Beauty is unique, and there are many different ways to feel beautiful.  More than that, I am here to tell you to not let anyone shame your beauty for wearing a certain type of clothes, makeup, or no makeup.

Often times, girls are…


Added by Celeste Acevedo on August 29, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments


Last night, the internet was buzzing with videos and images from MTV’s “Video Music Awards”. The evening was filled with incredible fashion and beautiful acceptance speeches. Also, I want to congratulate Rihanna on being the youngest recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard award! Her talent, success, and passion are incredible!  



Added by Jazmin Lopez on August 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A spotlight on Laurie Hernandez

Laurie Hernandez is not only the youngest but also the only Latina that is a part of the United States gymnastics olympic team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was born on June 9, 2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and is of Puerto Rican descent. After Laurie began taking recreational classes, she was spotted by Maggie Haney who has been her coach ever since. Quickly, both Laurie and her trainer proved that they had what it took to make it to the Olympics one day. In 2012, Laurie finished 21st…


Added by Olivia Soledad on August 10, 2016 at 3:17pm — No Comments

What latinitas think about women being in STEM careers

 During the STEM camps we address the type of careers that are out there that are mostly dominated by males and that women are not seen working in those fields that much. Our girls got a lesson on what STEM means which is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The girls were then asked to write what they thought of women working in  these careers and to give an example of a women working in these careers.

" I think women would be best at mathematics. Women should…


Added by Latinitas Intern on August 17, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments

Letter to Myself

After learning about Photoshop and the effects it can have on our self-esteem, our Latinitas wrote letters to themselves expressing everything they like about them, most specially, appreciating their won flaws which makes them beautiful and unique.

"Dear Nevaeh,…


Added by itzel barraza on August 17, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments


During our Tech Camp at the Boys and Girls Club, our Latinitas learned about hashtags and used the #PowerfulChicas tag to give out positive messages…


Added by itzel barraza on August 18, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Chicas empowerring Quotes

 During the tech camps the girls wrote quotes describing why they are powerful,smart, and inspiring chicas

" I am powerful because I can do a lot of things" - Hellen

" I am smart because I passed the fourth grade with a 79% average."- Makayla

" I am a leader because I am smart and strong and like to know peoples strengths and weaknesses."- Rosalie

" I am smart because I listen and I like to study."- Mitzzie

" I am…


Added by Latinitas Intern on August 17, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments

Tech Camp -Web-Designers!

For one of the assignments for Tech Camp, our Latinitas got the chance to create their own websites on paper. They got to design them and explained to us what they are each about. Here they are:

What is the theme of your website? What is the…


Added by itzel barraza on August 18, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Senior Year: Day 2

  Day 2 was actually better than the first. I was worried because I had two AP courses on that day, and all new teachers. However, the Psychology teacher is very organized in her lesson plans, and it seems as though she set up the class to make it easier on us. She doesn't do after school or Saturday tutoring, and has already given us our homework ahead of time. As for Statistics, it kind of seems like a lot of work and does do Saturdays, but the teacher said if I cannot make it I can go…


Added by Taylor Figueroa on August 22, 2016 at 7:20am — No Comments

Starting a new school year!

Today the Socorro school district of El Paso has just started class and soon will the rest of the schools. Whether you are going into elementary school, middle school, high school, or college and above, it is important to start thinking about the goals you set for your school year. Summer is a great time to enjoy your friends, your family and the sun but during the school year is where you experience most of your internal growth that will pave the way to your future. Going to school usually…


Added by Olivia Soledad on August 1, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Sometimes it can be hard

   As a young adult, school, work and social life can get into a knot, but sometimes that isn't the problem. Although I have social media it is hard to express your feelings without people worrying about you. I enjoy this one because people can read it, worry about you but it's not a big rock that hits you in the face.…


Added by Marlett Mojica on July 21, 2016 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Dear Older Me!

We asked the girls to write a letter to their older selves so they'd be able to open them when they become adults or teenagers. This is what some of them wrote. "Dear Celeste, I really like the

Added by Ana-Paola Perez on July 19, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Why Females Athletes Are Capable of Surpassing the Guys

Today I get to watch my favorite TV show, American Ninja Warrior (ANW). I love this show. The competitors are like real-life super heroes. Every time I watch, I am in awe of what the human body is capable of. 

I am especially in awe of what the female competitors are capable of.

ANW is a unique show in which men and women compete against each other, but from a young age, we (girls) learn that boys are naturally stronger. We start to believe that we can’t possibly compete…


Added by Kirsty Brewster on July 19, 2016 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Confronting the world at my own

Hello girls! It's been a while since I don't get in touch with you. This is partly because of what happened at me at the bridge one Monday I was heading to Latinitas office. 

Let me explain how afraid and frustrated I was that day starting from the moment I walked out of home. As every normal Monday, I had to go to my internship at Latinitas office. I had to bathe, get on some clothes, have breakfast, brush my teeth and prepare my stuff for the day, which includes my documents for… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on July 6, 2016 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Why Frida Kahlo is so important

Frida Kahlo is an important and prominent figure that broke numerous barriers in reaching her level of success. Kahlo was born in Coyoacan, Mexico in 1907. She contracted polio from a young age and later suffered serious injuries following a bus crash when she was 18 years old. She suffered a great deal of pain but despite these events, Kahlo continued to paint and engage in her passion. She mostly painted self-portraits because she often spent time by herself since she was often left…


Added by Olivia Soledad on July 15, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Latinitas Give Advice: My Friend is Depressed

A letter is written to Latinitas anonymously and different Latinitas give their point of view and personal advice.

My friend is depressed. She doesn't talk about how she feels.She struggles in school, was separated from her real mom and is being raised by her Grandmother. She is sad and lonely. How can I help her?

She can get professional help or to let go of her past and keep moving. She needs to understand that she's a strong and independent…


Added by Latinitas Intern on July 1, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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