Welcome to the Familias Activas website!

Familias Activas is a federally funded (Children Youth and Families at Risk, CYFAR-USDA) community-based participatory research project that aims to strengthen youth mental health and lower youth anxiety amongst Latino youth (ages 10-14) by engaging families (especially fathers) in a multi-component program including: 1) Culturally and linguistically appropriate family life education. 2) Positive Youth Development programming (PYD) focusing on mental health, and 3) Youth physical activity sessions (soccer practices). The program is being developed in partnership with Latino community-based family organizations in Maryland and aims to build on the strengths of immigrant Latino families.