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The benefit of goal-setting


Set goals for yourself. Both long term and short term.

And when I mean for yourself, I mean FOR YOURSELF, not for anyone else.

I know your parents and your school may have expectations of you, but what do you want for YOU?


Maybe you’re thinking, I’m really young, how can I possibly think of what I want for myself? But NO! That’s the wrong way to think. You are capable of determining what you want in the present (now) and in the…


Added by Maria Librado on November 30, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Life Mystery: Boys


Through my life I have learned from personal lessons (and those of friends) that there is always a wrong and right way to go about handling the boy(s) in your life. First, boys will always be confusing or frustrating to some degree. Whether they’re your dad, your brother, your crush, your boyfriend or your husband, things never change. We’ll never fully understand them but we also aren’t supposed to, just like they’re never going to understand us.

Second, never let a boy (or…


Added by Maria Librado on November 29, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Guest Speaker Series

This past week, my Latinitas were visited by special guest speakers to share about themselves and their careers in relation to media and technology. For my elementary school, we had founder and online radio host of NotiHispano, Mario Tapia! :D The girls conducted a press conference type interview and learned so much about him and his career in radio broadcasting. The girls were shy at first, but with his engaging and friendly personality, Mario was able to get the girls into action and by…


Added by Maria Librado on November 2, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Be ProActive! :D

Hey Latinitas!


I want to ask y'all something...WHY do you go to school?! 


Is it to talk to friends, see boys. or to, I don't know, get an education?!

My answer get an education! :D 

I know with all the other distractions in school and with friends, we tend to forget the main point of why we're in school, 180 days of the year, 8 hours a day. 


School is the place to get your education on! It's the place to attain knowledge…


Added by Maria Librado on October 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Don't be afraid to SPEAK OUT!

If ANYONE is hurting you in any way, physically or mentally (this includes bullying and any other form of abuse), don't be afraid to speak out! 


Let someone know what is going on and how you are feeling. Don't ever keep it in.  


There are countless people out there that want to help and CAN help you feel safe again.  


I know it is scary to tell someone what is going on, but it is not okay for you to feel hurt and afraid. You do not have to…


Added by Maria Librado on October 20, 2011 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

Club Leader Experience!

My experience with Latinitas has been incredible!


Every week, I look forward to seeing the bright and beautiful faces of my girls. No matter how my day is going or how stressed I feel, my girls always improve my day and put a smile on my face. 


It has now been a month and a half since my experience as a Club Leader began. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I have the opportunity to work with 10-15 awesome young girls. Participating in activities from writing letters…


Added by Maria Librado on October 19, 2011 at 8:08pm — 1 Comment




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