Las Jovencitas


About Us

"Las Jovencitas" is the first all-female mariachi academy that brings together young girls from the ages of 9-21 years old from the San Bernardino to San Fernando Valley.  Founded by Susie García and also directed by Cindy Reifler-Flores in 2016, this organization aims to educate and mentor young women to face the world with confidence, cultural pride, and inspiration to follow their dreams in music and beyond no matter how big or small.


Academy Goals

When we support the growth and empowerment of women and girls, we raise the quality of life for everyone. This is because when women lead they not only lead businesses, they lead in their community, they fight for their children, and they give voice to issues that are important to our collective future — like education and health care.”  - Tabby Biddle Huffington Post



“Leadership training. Single sex education, whether it be girls' schools or single-gender classrooms, give girls the opportunity to take on leadership roles and interact with women in positions of leadership. A survey conducted by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools found that 93% of the women surveyed felt that they had more leadership opportunities and that 63% felt they were well-prepared for the "real world.”