In Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own WORDS, the National Council of La Raza uses the concept of resilience to examine how a group of second-generation Latino youth have been able to cope with adversity and excel while growing up in extremely challenging circumstances.
The report provides an in-depth exploration of the life stories of 10 young Latino men and women between the ages of 19 and 24 from the neighborhoods of East Los Angeles, California and Pilsen, Chicago. Through a textured, qualitative approach, which also includes interviews with significant adults in the youth’s lives, the report draws out information about each participant’s longer stories of adversity, moments in their adolescence, during which they struggled, and the main traits and social supports that allowed them to overcome significant challenges.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) — the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States — works to improve opportunities for millions of Hispanic Americans across the country.
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