Mariposa Program, Napa County Office of Education
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How We Impact the Community
Mariposa is a program of the Napa County Office of Education, supporting over 1,500 Latine and non-traditional students since 2010.
Every year, Mariposa serves approximately 150 youth in 11 middle and high schools across the city of Napa and American Canyon. Evidence-based curriculum is delivered through weekly one-hour restorative group mentoring sessions consisting of 15-20 students.
The program aims to foster positive youth development, build-in protective factors, increase healthy choices, and gain leadership/advocacy skills, and school engagement.
Mariposa has received various recognitions locally and statewide, including the Blue Ribbon Award (2012) from the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Napa County for preventing teen dating violence and sexual assault amongst Latine youth, The Ruby Award (2015) from Soroptimist International of Napa for its work on empowering young women, and the Golden Bell Award (2017) from the California School Boards Association for student mentoring and family engagement.
Other Ways to Help
Our eleven school sites across Napa County are facilitated by community volunteers that receive extensive training and professional development. The lasting impact of long term volunteers speaks to the strength of our program. Below are other ways in which you can contribute:
- Volunteer to co-host a Mariposa group,1-hour a week during the school year.
- Volunteer as a one-time motivational guest speaker in advancing young women in career development.
- Donate Gift cards to provide essentials for students.
Donate art supplies.
- Volunteer to run an art activity or painting day.
- Help us with occasional outreach and tabling events.
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