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The I AM JAGUAR program focuses to address gun violence and aggression.

The DISCOVERY “I AM JAGUAR” Leadership Program for Youth & Families was created to address conflict, aggression and gun violence and help the Latino community reach its full potential. By providing effective communication tools, a Spanish-speaking staff, and a culture-infused approach, community members will learn how to improve familial relationships, create their education goals, increase graduation rates, and engage in vocational pre-apprenticeship programs.

The program provides youth critical intensive case management services using a Latin Mayan indigenous curriculum “ I AM JAGUAR” and conflict resolution training to address the dynamics that lead to aggression and gun violence. By teaching self awareness and nonviolent communication techniques how to de-escalate intense situations, the program provides self discovery tools to encourage healthier relationships and outcomes at home and school. The leadership pathway offers youth, ages 11 to 19, guidance in identifying their true passion and journey. It incorporates equitable and social change activism goals so they may fully lead and contribute to building a more equitable, and prosperous future.

Parents will acquire communication and parenting tools allowing them to establish a mutual dialogue and be involved with their children and create balanced healthy relationships. Learn the challenges their children may be experiencing to offer them effective coping skills and open communication with parents. Parent support groups to share lived experiences and support one another to build a stronger community network.

The I AM JAGUAR program for Youth & Families offers proactive communication techniques and builds strong families that make Latino communities thrive.

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