Report:Religion improves school success among Latino youths

by Dennis Brown

The active and strong practice of religion in Latino families and communities is an important resource for educational success, according to a new research report from the Center for the Study of Latino Religion (CSLR) at the University of Notre Dame.p. Titled “Religion Matters: Predicting Schooling Success Among Latino Youth,” the report finds evidence that religious practice among Latino teenagers is associated with stronger connections to school and staying on track educationally. Religion plays an especially positive role in the education of Latinos living in impoverished neighborhoods, protecting many Latino youths from a variety of problems.p.

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