Los Niños Primero has entered its third decade of providing high-quality school readiness to Latino students and their families. The program began with 17 children in 2001, and in 2023, we served over 1,000 children, youth, and parents. We know that our services positively impact Latino families, the public schools, and, most importantly, the students we serve.
Over 170 Youth Volunteers
from Atlanta-area schools work in the classrooms with our Georgia-certified teachers throughout the year. In 2023, they generously gave the Atlanta community over 12,000 hours of service. The youth are students who represent 54 unique educational institutions.
15% of our Youth Volunteers were once enrolled in our preschool program. Their participation is a unique attribute that has proven to be essential to the well-being of our early education students. Their presence in the classroom allows our pre-school and elementary age students to connect with powerfully inspiring role models. They demonstrate their capacity for kindness daily while actively promoting leadership, intellectual curiosity, and pride in their culture.
200 Adult Volunteers
work year-round to assist with fundraising and to support our Los Niños Primero families.
90% of our families participate in parent education and civic engagement programs.
20% of our annual funding is raised in events volunteers organize and manage for our program. The remaining funds are from charitable foundations, corporations, and individual donors.