The AHA! program received a $5,000 grant from The Fund for Santa Barbara for their Spanish Language Social-Emotional Learning Certification Program. With a mission to equip teenagers, educators and guardians with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair and interrupt hate-based behavior, AHA! has worked in Santa Barbara County since 1999 and has served more than 25,000 youth and adults. 

The Fund for Santa Barbara grant supports workshops for Spanish-speaking participants developing five competencies: self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making, to improve community solidarity and reduce instances of harm.

Workshops are designed and facilitated by three Latinx facilitators to empower Latinx families in a culturally competent manner to advocate for themselves within the spheres of work and home; develop stronger, healthier bonds with family members; improve communication skills; increase self-awareness; apply reparative models in times of conflict; and learn effective tools to set boundaries. 

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