Luis: Happy to cruise with you, Spiffy! Sanarai addresses the gap in the mental health offering for the Latinx community. Did you know that only 5% of psychologists in the US speak Spanish compared to 13% of the population that speak Spanish at home and 19% that identify as Hispanic or Latinx?
Huayi: I’m happy to be here, Spiffy! As our world becomes more and more connected, it is becoming important to be able to communicate with people from different cultures. So many children are learning to speak two languages! Being bilingual also helps children in a lot of ways. For example, they might do better in school, learn about different cultures, and have more job choices when they grow up. By providing multicultural, diverse education, we can teach children to be multilingual global citizens and also help bridge the cultural and language gap among people.
Javier: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! We're looking to address loneliness among adults across the country. Since the pandemic, young adults have experienced loneliness at worse levels due to the change in our society's work style from in-person to remote. As young adults enter the real world, they're losing out on their largest social network after graduating which is their coworkers.