Latinos in Action

  • Location
    Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

Our community is low-income and culturally 85% African American and about 15% Hispanic with a growing population. We have started a Latinos in Action Club to communicate diverse cultural customs and tradition in the community to enhance diversity and inclusivity. This will solve issues with non-inclusive programs in the community and help hispanic students and community members feel better acclimated if we have the opportunity to educate everyone about different cultures and how we are more alike than different.

Our Plan

We plan on having field trips to various schools to hold cultural seminars and to also help English-language learners in the nearby elementary school-aged children through mentoring.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

Students were able to buy supplies for different activities to create with their elementary school mentees.

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned how important representation is.

What I/we might change:

We may change the amount of mentees we take on. When you have too many mentees, it's hard to get to know them very well.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Our favorite part of this project was when each student got to tell their story about how much they've learned with the help of the mentors.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

A tip to build a relationship with others is to be genuine and transparent. I taught the mentors to be real with their mentees and they were able to relate and build a lasting relationship.

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