Campesinos hosting week of youth issues
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — The risks of teen pregnancy and of addictions, the importance of education and more effective communication will be among the topics covered in a weeklong series of events directed toward youths in south Yuma County.
The series, the first-ever Youth Health Week, has been organized by Campesinos Sin Fronteras, a San Luis-based nonprofit agency that provides health and other social services for farmworker families and low-income residents of the area.
“Since we came to San Luis, we've identified many needs among youths, and we began to think about how we could help them, above all to let them know that there are resources in the community available to them,” said Flor Redondo, programs director for Campesinos.
The weeklong series is directed toward youths in the 13- to 18-year-old age range and will take place at the city's Fernando Padilla Community Center, 800 E. Juan Sanchez Blvd., and the San Luis Youth Center, 973 N. Park Ave.
Events kick off Monday with “iDecide,” a forum that will cover teen pregnancy and addiction prevention. It takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the community center.
How teens can have more effective communication with their parents, family members and others will be the subject of “iChat,” a forum set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, also at the community center.
Wednesday's session is “iSafe,” covering youth safety. It will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the youth center in conjunction with a youth safety fair that the city is hosting.
Thursday's program, “iThink,” covers the importance of education and educational opportunities in the area. It will take place at the community center from 5 to 8 p.m.
For more information, call Campesinos at 627-1060.