SHIFT NC

Hispanic Outreach

Young Latinos face barriers to prevention services that put them at far greater risk than many other young people in North Carolina. As a result, they have a higher teen pregnancy rate.

Navigating the barriers Latino young people face – whether they relate to culture, language, or access – is an important step for communities to take when they address adolescent health. We can help.

Exploring Solutions with the Hispanic Symposium

Every other year, we host an annual Hispanic Symposium to help professionals address the most pressing current issues facing Latino young people. Past sessions and activities have addressed college access, outreach strategies, and community action planning.

Individualized Technical Assistance and Services

Our Hispanic Outreach Coordinator often works with local organizations to help them improve their services for Latino young people. Past services include:

  • Spanish-language workshops to help parents learn to communicate with their children about sexual health
  • Mediation between parents and their pregnant or parenting teens
  • Basic reproductive health classes for Spanish-speaking youth
  • Contracting with school systems to conduct Spanish-language parent nights
  • Working with program providers to ensure programs and outreach are culturally competent