Adelante Hispanic Achievers, Inc.

Adelante Hispanic Achievers
State
Kentucky
Academic Level
Community-Based Organization
Issue Area
Access
Key Personnel
Program Focus
College Prep

Overview

Adelante Hispanic Achievers aims to inspire and empower Latino youth to achieve their dreams and contribute as creative and educated world citizens. All students receive mentoring, enrichment, tutoring, college readiness, and ambassadors. Designed to assist students in becoming high academic achievers, graduate from high school, are prepared to pursue higher educations, and are connected with sufficient resources to afford higher education. 

Program Description

Adelante Hispanic Achievers is the only organization in Louisville supporting Latino student success. Adelante Hispanic Achievers has become a resource that engages and integrates students, families, and community. They now serve 135 students across 7 free programs weekly including Mentoring & Enrichment, 2 after-school tutoring programs, College Readiness & College Corps, ACT Prep, and ambassadors leadership.

Adelante Hispanic Achievers students are 100% Latino, first-generation, immigrant, and refugee youth ages 11-18 and attend middle or high schools across Louisville. Their unique model includes wraparound services that are long-term beginning in the 6th grade and through high school.  They focus on the holistic and individual development of each child, including academics, career exploration, cultural awareness, and personal/social development. They engage parents as partners and improve the lives of their participants and the vitality of the Latino community.

In 2016, Adelante Hispanic Achievers began their College/University Ally partnership. The partnership allow them to continue supporting their students after they have finished high school and graduated out of their program. Students who continue on into the College/University Ally partnership  receive a four-year renewal scholarship and are provided an on-campus community of support to ensure students' obtain a college degree. Currently, their ally institutions include Hanover College, Centre College, Transylvania University, and Eastern Kentucky University. 

Outcome

100% of Adelante Hispanic Achievers graduate high school on time.

97% of Adelante Hispanic Achievers have gone to college directly after high school.

94% of Adelante Hispanic Achievers who have gone to college have graduated on time or are on track to do so. 

In 2017-18, the average GPA was 3.14, attendance was 96%, graduating GPA was 3.34, and the total graduating cohort scholarships and aids was 1, 486, 292.