Mariposa is a Latina/Latinx 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/Latinx roots and heritage.
- developing leadership skills
- Latina/Latinx roots, culture & values
- partnership with the Luna Center
(survival, empowerment & freedom from violence)
- butterfly crafts
- Dia de los Muertos activities
- “ME” boxes
FREE program for girls in 9th – 12th grades / Programa Gratuito Niñas en grados 9 – 12º
Transportation provided / Transportación Provisto
Time & day
Wednesday/Miercoles: 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Please complete the form below to register for Mariposa.
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