A family-skills program for Latino fathers and youth was implemented to prevent youth obesity. Lessons learned focused on practices to address barriers to engagement and retention among fathers and youth within the Latino community. Program development issues included selection of organizations, facilitators, language, and delivery methods. Implementation issues included timing and location. Cultural issues regarding learner needs, and teaching and implementation methods need to be considered. Using the lessons learned, Extension professionals can create impactful programs that engage and retain Latino fathers and youth.
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Reyes Peralta, A., Ali Hurtado Choque, G., Reicks, M., Alvarez de Davila, S., & Soltani, D. (2023). Lessons Learned for Engaging Latino Families in Community-based Programs. The Journal of Extension, 61(2), Article 3. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.61.02.03