This week Univision network announced its “¡Edúcate, Es el momento!” Call to Action Week to drive very strongly a need for all Latinos to unite in the name of our children’s education. And there is a strong scholarship initiative tied to the program, here is their Facebook Fan page.
While we are just getting started here at the Los Tweens community, even before we tell you WHY we exist, we want you to know that Education of our Tweens (7-12 year olds)- will be a central theme and focus for us. At this age children are faced with a major shift from the “oh so cute” Kindergarten – second grade years to the ‘this is serious’ stage. At this age they are forming good study habits that will impact the rest of their educational career and life learning. So si, nos tenemos que educar todos- y ayudar a nuestros hijos (Yes, we need to all educate ourselves and help our children). We will be bringing you resources, ideas and tips to help children achieve academic and social success during these stressful years.
Juntos podemos! Together we can!
Cristy & Katherine
Es El Momento
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, Cristy realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.