Fresno Barrios Unidos

Youth are the leaders we need to create the future Fresno we all deserve. We respect the inherent power within each of our young people and stand with them to transform their lives, schools, families and communities to be places where everyone belongs. 

We are currently working with our young people to continue to develop programming that is reflective of the values and priorities of youth in our community.

Past Programs

El Joven Noble

Rites of passage are a foundation of indigenous culture. Through El Joven Noble, young men ages 10-24 in Fresno connected with a community of peers to re-root themselves in their history and culture. We used traditional healing practices to cultivate self-awareness and help men navigate and own their feelings.

El Joven Noble changed me in a good way. It helped me feel like I can trust people with my thoughts and feelings, and it makes me express my feelings. That’s something I really needed.


Men With Heart

Men with Heart brought male-identified and gender non-confirming youth together for learning and action. We met regularly to learn together and use our voices and collective power to make positive change.


Learn. Heal. Grow.

Xinachtli was a program serving women or gender-expansive persons ages 12-24. 

Xinachtli which translates to “Germinating Seed” was a 10 week program. This culturally enriched rites of passage curriculum helped foster powerful youth and community leaders . Xinachtli provided a space for youth to heal within community, discover their gifts, explore their history, and develop resilience.

Womxn Empowered

Fresno Barrios for LCF Accelerator June 24, 2019.

You are Wise. You are Valid.

You are Wise. You are Valid.

When you have a community to support you on your path, it is easier to continue your healing journey. 

Womxn Empowered was a beloved, inclusive community for young women and gender expansive youth ages 12-24 in Fresno. We used traditional healing practices and cultural teachings to help young women tap into their identities and own their power to grow into powerful, strategic leaders.