Youth Leaders Program
Enlace trains Latinx and immigrant youth witnesses and/or survivors of domestic violence to become peer educators. All participants are volunteers (ages 13-17), and many are former Enlace clients.
Our Youth Leaders program allows participants to build their leadership and networking skills while promoting healthy, gender-affirming relationships amongst their peers. Doing so reduces the likelihood of youth engaging in domestic violence-affiliated behaviors (e.g., gang involvement or teen dating violence).
Youth Leaders train over four sessions (Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm); participation is a one-year commitment, which involves active participation and leadership development.
Training topics include:
- Teen Dating Violence 101
- Healthy Relating and Healthy Breakups
- Bystander intervention
- Presentations to adult groups on the impact of violence on children
Like Enlace’s Promotoras, our Youth Leaders serve as community educators who provide outreach and bilingual (Spanish/English) presentations at youth conferences, public schools, and other venues.
Our Youth Leaders program allows participants to build their leadership and networking skills while promoting healthy, gender-affirming relationships amongst their peers.
Our drop-in domestic violence education and support group serves Spanish-speaking survivors.
Through this program, former client survivors of domestic violence are trained to become community health leaders and educators.
We offer classes for families who are at high risk of experiencing domestic violence.