Primos Dallas

We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit mentoring organization that connects Latino youth with professionals

Primos are Latino professionals ready to serve the community.

Primos are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and skills with young Latinos.  

Primos are a resource to families, churches, schools, and the greater community.

Primos are an
extension
of family.  

Our mission is to guide and motivate young people to become college, career, and life ready by providing them with the tools to develop self-efficacy, a growth mindset, and a commitment to service.

Our vision is to create a community of young Latinos ready to impact the world.

Educational statistics among Latinos are improving but we still have a way to go.

Primos know what it takes to successfully navigate the educational system. Primos are eager to share their knowledge and experiences with young Latinos to ensure they can take advantage of the opportunities they may not know are within their reach.

Latino College Enrollment

  • 1996 35% 35%
  • 2008 40% 40%
  • 2016 47% 47%

%

Latino Students Complete College

Source: Pew Research Center

Primos At A Glance

What Does A Primo Do?
Primos will form a relationship with their mentees and be a go-to source for them when they need guidance. Issues can range from questions on college applications to how to deal with an annoying sibling.

Primos will share their knowledge and experiences with their young primo and let them know they have their back.

Think of Primos as an extension of family.

What If I've Never Been A Mentor?
Not a problem!

We will provide top quality training to get you ready to be a Primo.

Several of our founders are educators who have vast mentoring experience to share.

We have created a 12 month curriculum to help guide you and your young Primo.

We will provide on-going support and a school liaison to ensure your success as a Primo.

How Much Of A Time Commitment Are We Talking?
We require a one year commitment (Oct’18 – Sept ’19).

Primos will have monthly face to face meetings with their young Primos, as well as quarterly focus groups.

In between required meetings, Primos should keep in touch in whichever way they prefer (texts, facetime, email, etc.).

Who Are The Young Primos?
Young Primos are DISD students that are excelling but need guidance; are passionate but limited by circumstances; need that extra push to think big and reach their full potential.

 

For our inaugural year we will focus on the Pleasant Grove area. Our partner schools are W.W. Samuell High School and Florence Young Men’s Leadership Middle School. We will have both male and female students.

Do I Get To Choose My Young Primo?
Not exactly…We want our young Primos to have a sense of ownership and be invested in our program.

Therefore, we are giving them the power to choose!

We will match each young Primo with 3 prospective Primos (based on their personalities, interests, background) and they will select one Primo to meet and gauge mutual compatibility.

Want to support Primos Dallas but can’t volunteer?
We are accepting donations.

Disclaimer: All donations to Primos Dallas are considered charitable contributions and tax-deductible per our status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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