Central American Young Men

Central American youth – most of them unaccompanied minors – have experienced unspeakable violence. Roca’s Central American Youth Initiative seeks to ensure the most urgent form of social justice for a group of young people that is perhaps the most forgotten and excluded within our borders. Partnering with police, schools, and cities to provide a continuum of prevention and intervention services, Roca has developed and nurtured a community in Greater Boston that is actively helping these young people heal.

2020 Outcome Highlights

79 Central American Young Men Served in Chelsea and East Boston*

78% Retained in The Model Throughout the Year*

75% Participated in Programming (Educational, Vocational, Life Skills)*

76% Who Practiced CBT Made Measurable Emotional Regulation Gains*

* Massachusetts, Fiscal 2020

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Central American Young Men

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