Mariposa is a Latina leadership group designed exclusively for middle and high school girls in the Des Moines area. This group focuses on exploring experiences in a safe, accepting and friendly environment. It is a place where young women can celebrate their Latina roots and heritage.

Topics covered

  • self-esteem
  • empowerment
  • developing leadership skills
  • Latina roots, culture & values


  • partnership with the Luna Center
    (survival, empowerment & freedom from violence)
  • butterfly crafts
  • discussions
  • Dia de los Muertos activities
  • “ME” boxes

Age group

Open to all Latinas in 7th – 10th grades

Time & day

Wednesday/Miercoles: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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