The Kino Teens is a network of clubs at high schools that provide students across the country the opportunity to accompany deported migrants, participate in educational activities with an emphasis on understanding the stories of migrants and the complex issue of migration, and to defend migrant rights through advocacy. Kino Teens seek to embody the heritage of Padre Kino who was a defender of native peoples and a protector of their rights.
For directions on how to form a Kino Teen club or inspiration for new activities at existing clubs, see our Kino Teens Guide. Students and faculty can also reach out to Joanna Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org, to officially incorporate into the Kino Teens network.
Kino Teens plan activities in three dimensions: Share, Accompany & Defend. They help humanize the reality of migration listening to and sharing the stories of migrants wherever they live. When Kino Teens accompany they come alongside migrants in their journeys by being present with them in conversation, community, and prayer. Kino Teens also defend the rights of migrants by advocating for more humane, just, and workable migration policies locally and nationally.